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Dunkeld Larches & Birnam Oak : Grade C
Grade : C Length : ~5 miles Ascent : 430ft (130m) Pace : ~3 miles per hour * This is a shorter version of the walk listed on Sat 08 Dec 2018 * This figure of 8 walk takes us past Dunkeld cathedral, through a woodland of interesting and historically important trees. We'll then follow the River Tay west for a short distance before heading back along its bank to Dunkeld. After crossing the Telford bridge, we'll follow the Tay east until we reach the Birnam Oak, think Macbeth's Birnam wood to Dunsinane ... before heading into the village and back to Dunkeld. Although an easy walk, it will be at a reasonable pace. We'll start walking from the North Car Park (Atholl Street) at 1040 hrs prompt, so please let us know if you're held up or unable to join us by messaging the event organiser via this Meetup website. Public transport - Stagecoach 23 service leaves Perth Mill Street (Stop A) at *0942 hrs*, arriving Dunkeld at 1022 hrs. There is a bus back at *1536 hrs*, giving us time to enjoy being in Dunkeld. NB. I cannot guarantee that we would catch the one at 1336 hrs, and would not like to rush our walk to catch it. Come prepared for changeable autumnal weather - wear sturdy boots and waterproof clothing. The path at Birnam especially can be muddy. Walking poles may be beneficial, especially when walking on slippery leaves. If you have Nordic walking poles bring them along, I'll have mine :) We'll stop at some point, so you may wish to bring a snack with you and adequate water. Dogs are welcome provided they can be put on leads when requested or when conditions require. Only one dog per handler - thanks. There are public toilets at the starting point. --- *Health & Safety* on walks ... Hillwalking, even at low level, can pose a danger of personal injury and all participants should be aware of and accept these risks and be responsible for their own actions, involvement and enjoyment. Participants are also responsible for ensuring that their walking gear is suitable for the nature of the walk and the prevailing weather conditions (which participants are responsible for checking) and for bringing adequate food and water supplies. By signing up for this walk you are confirming that you have fully read, understood and accepted the foregoing and following caveats, including that all participants join this walk of their own volition and are responsible for their own safety and enjoyment and no participant is owed any formal duty of care by the group or by the walk leader.

North Car Park

Atholl Street · Dunkeld

Respond by: 11/17/2018

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This group has been dormant for at least the last year, but no longer!

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Our plans include a diverse programme of A,B or C level fortnightly walks,

Mixed biking excursions with outdoor experiences, such as wildlife trails around Loch Leven, visits to the seal sanctuary at Tentsmuir.

Walks based on scenic attractions with extensions, for example, the Birks of Aberfeldy combined with a section of the Rob Roy Way

Sampling innovative walks such as Scotlands "Via Ferratas"

Sections of National walks, such as favourites from the West Highland Way, Rob Roy Way, Fife Coastal Path and lots more

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