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Weem Wood

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

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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.

 

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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.

 

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