Weem Wood

Forests & Woodlands

    Weem Wood is an area of woodland situated on a steep craggy slope above the village of Weem, to the north-west of Aberfeldy.

    The ancient Weem Wood is home to many legends of dragons and demons which are said to have haunted the cliffs and caves on the craggy slopes.

    A circular walking route, which is approximately one mile, winds its way through the woodland, rising steeply and culminating in stunning views from St David's Well, a hermit's retreat used by St Cuthbert in the early days of Christianity.

    During the 19th century, the Menzies family planted many trees to provide a spectacular backdrop to the castle and gardens. At this time Perthshire was at the forefront of the renaissance of Scottish forestry with many newly discovered species being introduced from abroad.

    Two local men were pre-eminent in plant collecting - David Douglas from Scone and Archibald Menzies from near Aberfeldy. Menzies worked in the adjacent walled garden at Castle Menzies, before becoming a notable botanist and plant collector in the Americas.

     

    Public Transport Directions

    Getting there by railway:- Rail stations at Perth, Birnam, Pitlochry are the closest. Bus or car hire then required to get to Weem Wood.

    Getting there by aeroplane:- From Glasgow or Edinburgh airports head north to the city of Perth. Follow the A9 trunk road to Ballinluig and then take the A827 west to Aberfeldy. Take the B846 north west from Aberfeldy for 2 miles to reach the village of Weem. The start point and car park for the walk are just beyond the village and are well sign posted.

    Getting there by ferry:- From the port of Rosyth head north to the city of Perth. Follow the A9 trunk road to Ballinluig and then take the A827 west to Aberfeldy. Take the B846 north west from Aberfeldy for 2 miles to reach the village of Weem. The start point and car park for the walk are just beyond the village and are well sign posted.

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