Posted 9th May 2013
Birnam Hill - Beautiful mixed woodland and stunning views make this walk one of Highland Perthshire's highlights. Part of the Dunkeld and Birnam Paths Network.
Ben Vrackie - One of Scotland's best loved Corbetts (over 2,500 feet), with a clearly marked path to the summit - although, as with any hill or mountain, not to be taken lightly! Part of the Pitlochry Paths Network.
The Birks of Aberfeldy - Waterfalls, woodland, wildlife...and immortalised in a poem by Robert Burns! A beautiful circular walk on clear and well maintained paths. Featured in the Trails of the Upper Tay leaflet and many others.
Rannoch Forest - Three paths of varying length set out from Carie on the south side of Loch Rannoch, with the Allt na Bogair path skirting the famous Black Wood of Rannoch, one of the few remaining remnants of the ancient Caledonian Forest. Featured in the Forestry Commission Scotland's Tay Forest Park leaflet.
Glen Tilt - A classic Highland path, following the course of the River Tilt, starting in woodlands and then heading out to open hillside. Once a busy route connecting Braemar and further north to southern markets. Featured in Atholl Estates' waymarked paths guide.
With the exception of Trails of the Upper Tay, all of the above guides are available to download at www.highlandperthshire.org
There are many other Big 5s you can currently try out when you visit this amazing area - such as Big 5 cycling routes or Big 5 Foodie places to visit. Check out www.highlandperthshire.org for ideas and all the information you will need for holidaying in this beautiful part of Scotland.
Images courtesy of Dr Richard Murray, Atholl Estates, Callum Black and Val Vannet