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Weem Wood

Weem Wood lies on a steep and craggy slope above Weem village.

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Old Man of Forest sculpture at Weem © FCS

Take a hike through the ancient woodland, cloaked in mystery and alive with tales of hermits, dragons and demons thought to reside amidst the crags.

The circular path rises steeply, leading to St David’s Well, a natural spring and hermit’s retreat believed to have been used by St Cuthbert in the early days of Christianity. The well is named after a local laird who occupied the area in the 15th century, living as a hermit in one of the hillside caves.

The wood itself has many specimen trees which were planted by the Menzies family during the 19th century to create a suitably impressive backdrop to their castle.

One of Perthshire’s most famous plant collectors, Archibald Menzies, came from nearby Aberfeldy and worked in the gardens of Castle Menzies.

Scattered throughout the wood are more recent elements of public art that conjure pictures of myths and legends, with carved tree trunks providing added interest to the route.

Moderate-going walk of 1 mile / 1.5 km.

Directions

To the west off the A9, the route to Weem Wood is along the A827 through Aberfeldy and then 1.5 miles / 2.5 km west on the B846. It is also just off National Cycle Route 7.

Facilities

Sufficient car parking with cycle stands.

Picnic tables with public art designed elements form an attractive start point to the walk route.

No toilet facilities

Opening Times

Visit any time of year.

Public Transport

Take the bus from Aberfeldy.

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