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