With the country now on lockdown to help combat the spread of COVID-19, taking advantage of one trip outside a day is going to be more important than ever for our physical and mental health and well-being. As government guidance says we should not do any unnecessary travel, here is a collection of some great local path networks in and around towns and villages across Perth & Kinross that can be accessed for a stretch of the legs outdoors.
Please enjoy the outdoors responsibly and take care to observe social distancing. See the COVID-19 Outdoors Access Guidance.
That all said...
Perth & Kinross has one of the most extensive path networks in Scotland. Wherever you choose to go, you'll find paths suitable for everything from a gentle stroll to a full day's expedition.
You can find additional information for all of these local path networks, including maps, in the leaflets available on our Download Leaflets page.
Also, don't forget to check out Perth & Kinross Council's Core Paths Plan interactive map for all of the core paths available to explore across Perth and Kinross as well as PKC's Walks and paths to explore page for more walks and notices on closures.
Nestled on the banks of the River Ericht in the heart of Scotland, the Perthshire town of Blairgowrie & Rattray is ideally located for a day trip and or use as a base to explore Central and Eastern Scotland.
Crieff is a bustling country town set amidst magnificent Perthshire scenery. It straddles the Highland Boundary Fault where the rolling Lowland landscape meets majestic Highland terrain.
Dunkeld and Birnam is one of the best preserved historic towns in Scotland surrounded by a fantastic choice of walks and rides in breathtaking countryside.
Point at a map of Scotland and Kinloch Rannoch is right in the very centre. It's great for an idyllic getaway with plenty on offer for those seeking adventure, breathtaking scenery or simply to relax and unwind.
Explore over ten miles of waymarked paths around the tranquil village of Kirkmichael set in idyllic countryside 13 miles from Blairgowrie and 12 miles from Pitlochry.
Pitlochry is set in spectacular scenery and is ideally located for touring Highland Perthshire or further afield.
Loch Leven Heritage Trail is a circular path of 13 miles (21 km) linking natural, historic and cultural heritage around Loch Leven.