Visit the Countryside Perthshire Big Tree Country Pitlochry Queen's View Although Queen's View is generally believed to be named after Queen Victoria who took tea here in 1866, the viewpoint actually commemorates Queen Isabella, wife of Robert the Bruce who ruled Scotland between 1306 and 1329. The stunning view across Loch Tummel to Schiehallion (1081 m / 3547 feet) is one of the most famous in Scotland. The nearby visitor centre tells the fascinating story of people and forests in Highland Perthshire, and the accompanying tea room gives you a chance to rest your legs and enjoy the view. For more information, click here. Allean Forest Slightly west of Queen's View, Allean Forest you can enjoy magnificent views of Loch Tummel and the surrounding mountains from waymarked walks through this working forest. The trails pass a reconstructed 18th century farmhouse and the remains of an 8th century ring fort. For more information, click here. Faskally Woods A network of old estate paths lead round the small but picturesque Loch Dunmore, with its timber bridge and boat house. The short walk around Loch Dunmore is particularly scenic and has recently been updated to Access for All standards. Come and see the forest in spring when the trees are in bud or in autumn when reflections fill the loch with shimmering colour. For more information, click here. Faskally Woods is also home to the annual Enchanted Forest festival - Scotland's most premier sound and light experience. Click here for more details. Pass of Killiecrankie The Pass of Killiecrankie was at one time one of the most dangerous and difficult passes in Scotland. Today it forms a riverside walk through a steep gorge with predominantly oak, beech and birch woodland and abundant wildlife. The name Killiecrankie is derived from the Gaelic for ‘Wood of the Aspen’, although only a few aspen are left today. It is best known for the Soldier’s Leap, where Donald MacBean is said to have leapt to escape pursuing Highlanders following the Battle of Killiecrankie. Vigorous debates as to the authenticity of this tale begin in the car park, where there is a stone walled rotunda measuring the gap he had to leap. For more information, click here.