Perthshire straddles the Highlands and the Lowlands, offering a rich variety of scenery. Highland Perthshire is magnificently forested and the region has become branded as 'Big Tree Country' - a name well deserved. The wide and graceful River Tay - Scotland's grandest river - flows through the region from its source in serene Loch Tay, whilst great rolling mountains make a perfect backdrop. Hidden gems include winding Glen Lyon and beautiful Glen Tilt.

Further south the mountains become heather clad moors and finalling billowing hills as Perthshire descends to the fertile farmland stretching from Strathearn to Perth and up to Blairgowrie. This variety means there are walking routes cater for all levels of fitness, from easy family rambles, through longer, more strenous hikes to ascents of the major Munro summits. To the east, the excellent Cateran Trail straddles the border with Angus. Each route is downloadable to your GPS.

Map of Perthshire derived from SVG map of Scotland by Eric Gaba; licenced under CCSA.

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