Walks in Driving Distance from Perth

Kinnoull Hill Woodland Park

If you don’t fancy a long drive, Kinnoull Hill Woodland Park is just a 10-minute drive from Perth and offers spectacular views down over Perth and the River Tay.

From the Quarry Car Park, head towards Corsie Hill Viewpoint and follow the track into the woodland. Stay on the same track until you reach Kinnoull Hill, where you will take in spectacular views of the River Tay. To your left, you’ll see Kinnoull Hill Tower, which is a great place to stop for a quick rest stop before making your way back to the car park.

Distance from Perth: 2 miles

Where to Park

You can park at Quarry Car Park or there’s several free spaces located on Corsie Hill Road (close to Corsie Hill Viewpoint).

OS Map

You can download a dedicated walk for this route using the Ordinance Survey website.

 

Pitmedden Forest

Pitmedden Forest is set in 1,344 acres of woodland and is situated on the Perthshire/Fife border. Whether you’re looking for a nature trail for a short stroll or some fast single track downhill routes where you can take the mountain bike.

There’s a wide range of wild plants to discover as well as plenty of nature to drink in, from buzzards to rabbits.

Distance from Perth: 10.3 miles

Where to Park

You can park directly at Pitmedden Forest at either Pitmedden Car Park West (PH2 9LT) or Pitmedden Car Park East (KY14 7HR)

OS Map

You can download a dedicated walk for this route using the Ordinance Survey website.

 

Lindores Loch

If you want to get away from the hustle and bustle to explore some natural beauty, Lindores Loch is just 15 miles from Perth, but offers a true solace away from day-to-day life.

The walk itself is only 6.5 miles so it is ideal for most abilities and the terrain is relatively flat.

Distance from Perth: 15 miles

Where to park

There’s spaces to park between the villages of Grange of Lindores and Lindores where the bridge goes over the railway lines.

Closest Address: Grange of Lindores, Cupar, KY14 6JR

OS Map

You can download a dedicated walk for this route using the Ordinance Survey website.

 

Tyndall Bruce Monument

If you’re looking for a short walk, Tyndall Bruce Monument is walk is just 2.8km and once you reach the monument, there’s fantastic views out across the rolling countryside.

Distance from Perth: 18 miles

Where to park

There’s two car parks close by; Maspie Den Car Park and Forest of Falkland Gateway Car Park. If you want to start further south, you can park at Craigmead Car Park & Picnic Area to enjoy the space for lunch before you set off.

Closest Address: Tyndall Bruce Monument, Cupar, KY15 7AE

OS Map

You can download a dedicated walk for this route using the Ordinance Survey website.

 

What car to choose for day trips

If you enjoy getting out into the countryside for a good walk, to stretch your legs and breathe in some of that fresh air, having the right car for your trips is vital.

Things to consider when purchasing a new car, especially if you enjoy walking on a regular basis, is the space the boot provides, the handling and the interior space.

If you often head out for the full day, you will likely want an SUV, even if it’s compact, as there’s plenty of room for your passengers as well as any walking gear you might want to take with you such as food, clothing, and emergency kit.

Mazda CX-30

The Mazda CX-30 is a stylish and sporty SUV with a 430-litre boot space so there’s plenty of space to place your backpack and walking boots.

If you are travelling with your four-legged friend, there’s also plenty of room for a dog crate, keeping them out of the clean interior.

The Mazda CX-30 is available with Hybrid technology, which is much more economical on your pocket, especially on those short drives.

There’s a wide range of technology and safety features as standard, including a 360 View Monitor, an 8” display and ISOFIX points in the rear seats, making it easy to travel with young children.

Peugeot 3008

Peugeot 3008 Perth

With a huge 591 litre boot space, the Peugeot 3008 offers plenty of space for all your luggage, so you can throw your dirty clothes and boots into the boot, without creating a mess of the interior.

There’s no shortage of technology, with a 180-degree reversing camera that keeps everyone around you safe.

Available as a plug-in hybrid, the Peugeot 3008 is also incredibly economical.

Toyota Yaris Cross

If you don’t need an SUV, the Toyota Yaris Cross is a mini SUV that has high ground clearance, making it ideal for those rural journeys as well as plenty of boot space at 460 litres.

There’s no shortage of safety features, with Adaptive Cruise Control, Lane Trace Assist and Road Sign Assist to name just a few.

There’s an economical hybrid option which is much better on your pocket than a conventional petrol or diesel car.

If you’d like to take a test drive of any of our cars, get in touch with us online and we would be happy to arrange this for you.

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