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, please do not to take the car to visit Perthshire Big Tree Country at this time. You may of course explore it if it's within walking or cycling distance of your home, so long as you take care to respect social distancing and keep two metres apart from other people you may come across.
We have updated the Perthshire Big Tree Country individual site information as best we can with all of the latest COVID-19 related closures to help keep you informed of where you can go at this time.
See the COVID-19 Outdoors Access Guidance.
That all said...
With more than 200,000 acres of woodlands, which include more champion trees than anywhere else in the UK, Perthshire is Big Tree Country. Together these create Scotland's most spectacular trees and woodlands, where there are lots of different experiences to discover and enjoy.
We have brought together 18 of the best tree and woodland sights from across Perthshire Big Tree County and grouped them together around seven locations. Have fun exploring!
If you like what you see here, check out our Perthshire Big Tree Country Interactive Map as well. As the seasons change, so does the magnificence of Perthshire Big Tree Country. Use the map to find out where you can go to see natural phenomena like spring bluebells, autumn colours and year-round amazing views as and when they happen and get hints about itineraries around the sites you fancy visiting.
Visit the Birks of Aberfeldy, which inspired Scotland's national bard Robert Burns, or Cluny House Gardens – home to Britain's widest tree and a great place to spot red squirrels.
Explore a landscape shaped by the ‘Planting Dukes’ of Atholl. Discover how the Roman goddess of hunting and a collection of ‘big trees’ are connected and how Robert Burns helped shape the banks of a waterfall.
Stroll along Lady Mary's Walk, climb up The Knock for breath-taking panoramic views, or visit Glen Lednock for atmospheric woods and dramatic waterfalls.
Visit the 500-year-old Birnam Oak, the spectacular viewpoint at Pine Cone Point, the grounds at Dunkeld House Hotel or The Hermitage – the most popular woodland in Perthshire Big Tree Country.
Visit Kinnoull Hill Woodland Park in the 'fair city' of Perth, where Kinnoull Tower overlooks the River Tay, or explore Scone Palace with its awe-inspiring pinetum and magnificent Douglas Fir.
Allean Forest, Faskally Woods, the Pass of Killiecrankie and Queen's View - the most popular tourist site in Perthshire - combine for an unforgettable day out in Perthshire Big Tree Country.
Visit the rugged scenery of Highland Perthshire above Loch Rannoch to see remnants of ancient Caledonian forests that used to cover the whole Highland area.
Enjoy a stunning overview of the history and landscape of Perthshire Big Tree Country.