Friday, 3 November 2006

An Autumn Walk.

Above our desk in the study we have a Scotsman calendar with  views of Scotland.  On Wednesday when I turned over a new month it was this lovely view of Kinnoul Hill just outside Perth.  As it was such a beautiful day yesterday we wanted to get out and about and decided to go up there as it is a long time since we have been to that area.  So with picnic packed off we went. The first part of the walk was uphill and through a large wood we saw may birds and lots of Red Squirrels and one or two grey ones.  We walked for ages and did not seem to be getting anywhere near Tower so after careful thought we turned back. It was much easier going back down and we were soon back at the car a bit sore from our efforts. There is a lot of building of pathways going on and the place where you get directions was no use at all. We had the feeling than we were in the wrong place but it is so long since our last visit it was hard to remember it has all changed so much.  We got back in the car and had a look at our map.  We drove on a bit and at last we came to the car park we remembered. After a coffee and a sandwich we started uphill once again.  It was a long walk but we were determined to get to the Tower and to see the superb view you get from the top of Kinnoul Hill.  I think you will agree when you look at the pictures I have posted.
The hill is one of the five hills which make up Woodland park it rises to 728 feet. From the top of the hill, on a fine day like it was yesterday spectacular views are assured to the River Tay and Dundee, Fife and the Lothians. The folly tower was built on the edge of the cliff by one of the earls of Kinnoull to simulate one of the romantic German castles perched above the Rhine.
It was long walk uphill most of the way and we were pretty pooped by the time we arrived at the top but it was worth the effort.  One thing it was a downhill walk all the way back to the car.  We had a great day out and I hope you like the pictures as much as I enjoyed taking them.  Have a great weekend.  Love

                                            

13 comments:

jeanno43 said...

You certainly have some stunning scenery in your area. I have ancestors from Perth and came across Kinnoul whilst I was researching so I found it very interesting. Thank you for sharing.

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sdrogerson said...

Sounds fun but hard work!

astoriasand said...

Lovely scenery.Don't think I could hav emade the hills up there. I would have probably rolled back down if so.What a lovely day out you had.Lovely photo's very clear.Take care.
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bobandkate said...

Hi Joan,
I have been up to that folly walking before with the family. It is indeed a lovely day out. Your photos are just stunning. We do live in a beautiful part of Scotland!!!
Kate.
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jeadie05 said...

Your pictures were of some stunning views all that fresh air and walking ,I bet you slept well last night ,.,love Jan xx

labdancer51 said...

Hi Joan,  You really do have some beautiful views in your part of Scotland.  I love long walks and I can imagine walking Jake along those paths.  I wish we had red squirrels here but we only have greys and they do so much damage to our trees.  Have a lovely weekend. :o)

Sandra xxxx


jlocorriere05 said...

Joan, we have that same calendar in our X-Ray department at work! Our radiologist brings one in every year, he's Scottish. I've been looking at the Kinnoul Hill shot all week wishing I could go there! Thanks everso much for taking me! I didn't even get puffed out doing it this way! Lol! Jeannette xx  

sylviam4000 said...

Joan your pictures are just wonderful. I've never been to Scotland, perhaps one day I'll make it, if only to see the river Tay. A friend goes fishing every year on the Tay and never stops telling me how beautiful it is. Thanks for sharing your pics and your day.
Love Sylvia xxx

adlessor said...

Joan, Your photos could be on a calendar.  I felt as if I were with you guys.  I didn't think I could hike that far.!! LOL  
Dawn  
PS  Thanks for the card today.   Have a lovely weekend.

egre328 said...

You are so lucky living where you do.  Beautiful photos. Eileenx

astra1547 said...

beautiful photos...have a great weekend

Astra!

jmoqueen said...

The photos are great and I'm so glad you managed to find your way to the top in the end :-)  

Jen xx

sarajanesmiles said...

Lovely photo's Joan, glad you found the right place in the end, definately worth your while ;o)
Sara   x