Our first stop on Day 2 of our budget break in Scotland was for a walk along the River Ericht in Blairgowrie in Perthshire. You can enjoy this walk without needing to be super fit and into country hiking; it takes around 40 minutes to do the walk illustrated below, if you turn back soon after the footbridge. You get to the car park at the start of the walk from the town centre if you’re coming from Perth and take a sharp left turn just before crossing the bridge heading in the Braemar direction. There are several relief stone sculptures at various points along the walk.
Birds sculpture near car park
Monkey puzzle tree branch sculpture
Me by monkey puzzle sculpture with Keathbank Mill in background
Looking along the River Ericht
The water wheel at the derelict Oakbank Mill
View from bench along River Ericht