Another first for us with visiting the Birks of Aberfeldy! It’s a circular walk through Moness Glen with spectacular views down into the gorge of Moness Burn. There are waterfalls throughout the walk along a beautiful woodland trail.

There are two ways to start the walk, in the town centre or there is Birks Car Park. It’s only a 5 minute walk between the two though. We never went in but we noticed that where you can start the walk The Fountain Bar & Restaurant and Rhino Catering both advertise they welcome dogs!

The area has also been made famous by Scotland’s national bard, Robert Burns, who wrote the poem ‘The Birks o’Aberfeldie’ in 1787!

‘Bonnie lassie, will ye go,

Will ye go, will ye go?

Bonnie lassie, will ye go

Tae the birks of Aberfeldy?

Now Simmer blinks on flow’ry braes,

And o’er the crystal streamlets plays;

Come, let us spend the lightsome days

In the birks of Aberfeldy.

The little birdies blythely sing,

While o’er their heads the hazels hing,

Or lightly flit on wanton wing

In the birks of Aberfeldy.

The braes ascend like lofty wa’s,

The foaming stream, deep-roaring, fa’s

O’erhung wi’ fragrant-spreading shaws

The birks of Aberfeldy.

The hoary cliffs are crown’d wi flowers,

White o’er the linns the burnie pours,

And, rising, weets wi’ misty showers

The birks of Aberfeldy.

Let Fortune’s gifts at random flee,

They ne’er shall draw a wish frae me;

Supremely blest wi’ love and thee

In the birks of Aberfeldy.’

 

Another fab day of exploring!

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