A landscape shaped by the Planting Dukes of Atholl.
From tree planting to championing one of Scotland’s most famous and best loved musicians, the Dukes of Atholl have ensured this area of Big Tree Country is full of interesting stories and folklore.
Falls of Bruar
Path installation and Upgrading Bruar Falls has been a popular tourist attraction for over 200 years. The falls were immortalised in a poem by Robert Burns. At that time the steep slopes were bare, so Burns wrote ‘The Humble Petition of Bruar Water’ in which he urged the 4th Duke of Atholl to plant some tree on the barren landscape. The Trus...
Diana’s Grove at Blair Castle
Path upgrading, tree surgery and interpretation Diana’s Grove named after the Roman goddess of hunting holds a nationally important collection of exotic conifers notable as the home to many champion specimens and early introductions. The Grove was planted with large numbers of trees including some of the first European Larch planted in the coun...
Walk of the Week
A fairly steep but moderate walk through mixed woodland to a heathery viewpoint on the Knock Hill.