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  • Two cyclists pause to consult their map on the bridge at Killiecrankie
    The Bridge at Killiecrankie
  • A ruined bridge crosses a mountain stream in Glen Lyon with a waterfall visible in the background, Aberfeldy
    Glen Lyon, described by Sir Walter Scott as the ‘longest, loneliest and loveliest glen in Scotland’
  • Hillwalkers on public foot path at Glenshee
    Public foot path at Glenshee
  • The east end of Loch Earn at St Fillans
    The east end of Loch Earn at St Fillans
  • The Moness Glen and burn, Aberfeldy
    The Moness Glen and burn, Aberfeldy

Explore the glens of Perthshire on a walk through the countryside. Perthshire has a number of glens which run through the hills and are a great place to enjoy fresh air and get some exercise.

Wherever you venture in Perthshire’s great outdoors, you're never far from breathtaking scenery and abundant wildlife. Hear the sound of roaring stags echoes throughout the hills and glens, spot the fascinating woodland creatures, or simply savour the peace and tranquility of your stunning surroundings.

Highly praised by various artists, including Sir Walter Scott, Glen Lyon - the longest enclosed glen in Scotland - is home to the last remnants of the ancient Caledonian Forest which once covered most of Scotland. For walkers there are plenty of Munros and Corbetts to climb as well as low level hiking routes, whilst anglers can enjoy superb river and loch trout fishing.

If you find yourself near Crieff, head to Glen Lednock and admire the picturesque hills clothed in purple hue heather and the bracken. You’ll pass dramatic waterfalls and spot various wildlife, and if you’re lucky you may even see the shy and elusive Scottish wildcat.

Take in the breathtaking views of the mountains around Loch Earn when you explore the softly rolling hills of Glen Devon, a perfect destination for a family day out, or why not follow in Queen Victoria’s footsteps and visit Linn of Tummel? Take a walking path meandering through mixed woodlands and visit an obelisk commemorating here visit to the area in 1844.

Explore the breathtaking rugged landscape of Glenshee. Conveniently located no more than two hours drive from most of Scotland’s major cities, there is a wide range of outdoor activities available all year round. Walkers, golfers and anglers in particular will be right at home. Glenshee also boasts a Ski Centre which offers the UK’s most extensive skiing and snowboarding facilities.

Take a look at the information listings below to plan a visit to the glens of Perthshire.

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  1. Linn Of Tummel

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    Killiecrankie

    The Linn of Tummel is an area in Perthshire where the rivers Garry and Tummel meet.

  2. Glen Lednock

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    Comrie

    Glen Lednock is a glen in Perthshire, located to the north west of Crieff.

  3. Glen Lyon

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    Glen Lyon

    Glen Lyon is the longest enclosed glen in Scotland.

  4. Strathardle

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    Kirkmichael - Perthshire

    Strathardle is a lovely river valley lying off to the northwest of the town of Blairgowrie in Perthshire.

  5. Glenshee

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    Glenshee

    Glenshee is a glen in east Perthshire whose name translates to the ‘fairy glen’.

  6. Sma' Glen

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    Crieff

    The Sma’ Glen is a scenic glen in central Perthshire, located 5 miles (8 km) to the north of Crieff.

  7. Glen Tilt

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    Blair Atholl

    Glen Tilt is a long glen, extending 11 miles (18 km) from the village of Blair Atholl to the remote Falls of Tarf.

  8. Glen Devon

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    Glendevon

    Glen Devon is a picturesque glen in Perthshire, located near the small town of Auchterarder.

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