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The Birks of Aberfeldy and Rob Roy Way

This circular walk takes in the famous Birks (from the Scots for birch trees) that overlook the Falls of Moness.  The Birks of Aberfeldy were named after a poem of the same name by Robert Burns written in 1787.  The walk starts at the Birks car park and follows a route through the gorge formed by the Moness burn.  There is a good path that leads us to the top of the falls and out of the woodland at the Urlar Burn.  We are now on the Rob Roy Way – a long distance walking trail through Perthshire and Argyll.  The route continues south on good hill tracks before we turn north towards Tullichuil Wood and Bolfraks Hill.  The path rejoins the Rob Roy Way through the woodlands above Strath Tay as we head back towards the Birks.  We rejoin the Moness Burn and follow the opposite side of the gorge through the Birks and back to the car park.

Walk date:
Sunday 30th May, 2021
Walk leader:
Alistair Hepburn
Walk start time:
9:00 am
Walk end time:
3:00 pm (estimated)
Total distance / Total ascent / High point:
16 km / 570 m / 485 m
Ticket price:
Tickets are sold out or not yet/no longer on sale.
Safety notesGear requiredMap of start locationWalk T&Cs

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1. Risk.
The nature of hill walking potentially involves leaders or other participants in providing close assistance to others. For everybody’s protection those people classified as ‘vulnerable adults’ or young people under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an appropriate carer or responsible adult. No special arrangements are available to provide independent supervision for vulnerable people, and the accompanying carer takes full responsibility for them. The carer or parent is best placed to judge the capability of their charges.

2. Children.
We do ask that you only bring children on a walk if you are confident that they will be able to complete it comfortably. At all times, children must be accompanied by an appropriate adult who must take full responsibility for them.

3. Lower age limits.
No children under the age of 16 are allowed on Extra Hard or Hard walks. Children over the age of 12 are permitted on Medium and Easy walks provided that they are accompanied by a responsible adult.

4. Dogs.
In common with other similar events and in consideration for others, dogs are not allowed (guide dogs excepted).

5. Smoking.
Please do not smoke on walks, out of consideration to others.

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