Cared for by the National Trust for Scotland. This stretch of magical Perthshire forest was an 18th-century pleasure ground for the Dukes of Atholl. Giant Douglas firs tower over you as you take the path to the roaring Black Linn waterfall, where the River Braan crashes into the deep, foaming pools below. Deep in the woods, discover the picturesque 18th-century folly known as Ossian’s Hall, which overlooks the stunning waterfall.
Follow in the footsteps of past notable visitors including Wordsworth, Queen Victoria, Mendelssohn and Turner as you wander through this magnificent landscape.
Keep your eyes peeled for wildlife as you walk along the River Braan – you might even spot signs of beavers. Look out for the totem pole carved from a Douglas fir by three native Canadians from the Squamish Nation of Vancouver – and red squirrels darting about in the tree tops. See salmon leaping up the falls in autumn as they head to spawning grounds further along the river.
Enjoy all the sights along the attractive, 1.5-mile woodland trail. For a longer walk, link in to one of the trails in the Dunkeld Path Network.
If you’d like a drink and something to eat, the takeaway café in the car park is open most days from April to October, and on some weekends and holidays in the winter months.