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Strathbraan

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If you walk up Birnam Glen and out on to the farmland around Balhomish, you'll find yourself on the path that takes you to Rumbling Bridge in Strathbraan, beloved of Millais and many others since.
 
Strathbraan is simply beautiful - less commercialised now than it was even a few years ago in many ways, and an absolute must for a drive, walk or cycle if you're in the area.  In fact, a fantastic taster on foot or two wheels would be to follow the Birnam Glen path as described above down to Rumbling Bridge, then back via the Hermitage to the River Tay and Birnam.
 
Glorious - and now you can find out all about this "secret strath" on their new website.  I particularly recommend a visit to their picture gallery page.
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Living as I do at the foot of Birnam Glen, and loving nothing better than a walk with the dog on quiet tracks and trails in beautiful surroundings, it's hard to tell you just how lucky I feel to live in this part of the world.


Over the years that I've lived here I've seen all manner of Scottish wildlife in and around Birnam Glen, discovered ancient lost paths, the hidden picnic spots of the Victorians, found a forgotten waterfall, sledged down the entire length of the hill with the kids, marvelled at those taken part in the annual running event, tracked down bronze age rock carvings and iron age hillforts... and on it goes.


So this is my homage to a tiny corner of Scotland that has so much to give if you're just prepared to look - please come back from time to time to check on my latest piece of of rose tinted, besotted scribblings, which I hope you will enjoy!

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