The word Alyth means `steep bank or rugged place' - with town and hill named as one.
Alyth is a traditional Scottish farming town and has a relaxed, friendly atmosphere. The Lossett Burn is an interesting feature running through the town centre.
Rising steeply on the northern edge of the burgh of Alyth, the Hill of Alyth provides a brisk walk on farm tracks and across open grassland. Once at the top enjoy panoramic views to the fertile farmlands of Strathmore and the Sidlaw Hills and beyond. An indicator on the broad, grassy summit helps to explain the vista and there's a tiny lochan at the highest point of the route.
Getting there by railway:- The closest rail stations are at Perth and Dundee. Bus or car hire from there to Alyth. Full details from Blairgowrie Tourist Information Centre.
Getting there by aeroplane:- From Glasgow or Edinburgh airports head north to Perth. Then take the A93 to reach the town of Blairgowrie. Follow the A926 west to Alyth and the start point for the walk at Commercial Street.
Getting there by ferry:- From the port of Rosyth follow the M90 north to Perth. Then take the A93 to reach the town of Blairgowrie. Follow the A926 west to Alyth and the start point for the walk at Commercial Street.
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