A Walk Up Kinnoull Hill in Perth
Keen walkers and outdoor lovers flock to Perth throughout the year to make the most of its incredible hiking trails. Kinnoull is considered one of the best walking routes in all of Perth and for a good reason. The popular trail leads walkers through mature woodland of pine and beech and offers incredible views over the beautiful River Tay.
All that Kinnoull Hill has to offer is just a 30 minute drive from Glenshieling House & Lodge, making it a wonderful day out for all ages.
Walking Trails At Kinnoull Hill
There is a collection of walking trails to choose from at Kinnoull Hill. There are easy routes which are ideal for family adventures and picnics and some moderate routes which take roughly two and a half hours and explore Deuchny as well as Kinnoull.
The most commonly used route is the circular path of Kinnoull Hill. This 4km trail takes roughly an hour and a half and is of moderate difficulty. Walkers will head around a circuit of the deciduous wooden slopes of Kinnoull Hill, where magnificent views can be found from the summit. Overlooking Tay Valley and Perth, it is a sight not to be missed. The majority of the path is wide with firm gravelled surface and some uneven parts.
During the trail there are two short sections of grass and it can become muddy depending on the weather.
About Kinnoull Hill Woodland Park
Kinnoull Hill itself sits within the Kinnoull Hill Woodland Park, to the east of Perth. Within the park are five hills; Deuchny Hill, Kinnoull Hill, Corsiehill, Barn Hill, and Binn Hill. Of these, Kinnoull Hill is the highest, which is one of the reasons why it is the most popular walking trail. The hill is also a Site of Special Scientific Interest.
The Kinnoull Hill Woodland Park was the first official woodland park in Scotland, opening in 1991. This tranquil haven is home to roe deer, red squirrels, and an abundance of flora and fauna. On the south side of Kinnoull Hill the wooded cliffs have sheer drops of 500ft, and along the cliff edge is Kinnoull Tower. The tower is a 19th century folly that is thought to be a copy of the same watchtowers used in the Rhineland in Germany.
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