King’s Seat, Birnam Hill
- This is a short, steady hike that leaves you on top of the outcrop called King’s Seat. There are fantastic views of both mountains and gentle farmland. Down below are the villages of Birnam and Dunkeld.
- Starting from Birnam, this route is well sign-posted but take care to descend in the right direction. Once heading downhill it’s a gentle walk through woodland, steep in places, with a mixture of pine and broadleaf trees.
- For the fitter, this is also a popular spot for mountain bikers, strong legs required!
- After your walk, the many tearooms and pubs of Dunkeld are a welcome sight. Birnam has the Birnam Arts Centre: a combination of café, library and arts space with a Beatrix Potter Exhibition and Garden.
- Although the creator of ‘Peter Rabbit’ is associated more with England’s Lake District, she spent many summers near Birnam as a child while her father fished for salmon. It was here that her interest in the natural world grew and where she began painting.
Tip: The Arts Centre does good lunches.