Kinnoull Hill Woodland Park
In 1991 Scotland designated their first woodland park, which is located near the City of Perth and stretches for approximately four kilometers from one side to the next. The Kinnoull Hill Woodland Park is jointly owned by the Forestry Commission Scotland and the Perth and Kincross Council, and is one of the most breathtaking woodland parks in the country. Locals and visitors often escape to this natural wonder to enjoy the beauty of nature and the tranquility of the landscape.
One of the most distinguishing features of the Kinnoull Hill Woodland Park are the ruins of a Tay River, as well as special interest areas such as the Bronze Age Fort and Sites of Scientific Interest. It is however the wildlife and nature that lure people to the Kinnoull Kill Woodland Park, to either sit quietly on a park bench watching the world go by, exercise or walk their dogs. On the odd occasion horse riders and their light footed steeds can also be seen in the park, as they enjoy the bridle tracks that snake their way through the park. Mountain bikers are also accommodated in the park, with safe trails for them to make use of. Some of the wildlife that visitors to the park can expect to see include red deer, roe deer, red squirrels, ravens, woodland birds, jays and grey squirrels.
For hiking enthusiasts, there are four trails to choose from. The two hour Nature Walk covers over two miles of the park and can be shortened depending on where hikers decide to join the trail. The Tower Walk is an easy going trail that is a two and a half mile walk and should not take more than an hour and forty minutes. For visitors who take on the Jubilee Walk, it is recommended that boots are worn, as some areas of the walk can get muddy especially in the colder months of the year. The Squirrel Walk is the shortest trail of the four, and is also a wheelchair friendly route that takes approximately thirty minutes to complete. The Kinnoull Hill Woodland Park is a wonderful attraction and a park that the entire family can enjoy.