Perthshire is perfect for nature enthusiasts

Perthshire is perfect for nature enthusiasts

Perthshire really is a nature-enthusiast’s dream with a vast array of wildlife to see and unbelievable scenery to take in. The area is home to a number of great hiking trails waiting for you to explore as you plan your trip to escape the city.

So, why should you visit Perthshire if you’re a nature enthusiast? 


There’s plenty of great opportunities to see some Scottish wildlife when you come to Perthshire. Especially a visit to the Scottish Wildlife Reserve near the Loch of the Lowes, where you may have the chance to see a pair of breeding Ospreys.

This majestic bird migrates from West Africa to Scotland every Spring and was a shock to wildlife experts when they decided to return to Scotland in the 1950’s of their own accord after decades of absence. The population now stands at around 200 pairs.

Or perhaps you’d be interested in seeing Britain’s largest native land mammal, the Red Deer? Herds of Red Deer can be seen roaming the upper areas of Highland Perthshire, but make sure to bring a pair of binoculars as they’re known to be naturally shy and try and blend in well with the colours of the landscape.

Perthshire also gives you the chance to see the beautiful Red Squirrel which is now thriving in our woodlands. Red Squirrels have been in Perthshire for thousands of years but have sadly been threatened in other parts of the country from the introduction of North American Grey Squirrels. However, they are thankfully beginning to make a return to our landscapes.


Perthshire is full of picturesque scenery and has so many sights for nature enthusiasts to see, including Tummel Shingle Islands reserve which has one of the rarest habitats in the UK – freshwater shingle. The shingles are home to many species of invertebrates and over 400 species of plant. The reserve is perfect for those interested in wildflowers and anyone wanting to try a spot of birdwatching.

For stunning views of the Perthshire hills take a trip to Balnaguard Glen, known for its incredible juniper woodlands. This glen is a great place to visit in the summer to see a variety of different butterflies and to catch beautiful sunsets over the valley.

Ben-y-Vrakie, also known as the “speckled mountain,” offers great views and can be found near the town of Pitlochry.


One of the best ways to experience nature without all the drawbacks of camping is to hire your very own glamping pod! You get all the freedom and enjoyment of a nature holiday without the perceived “bad bits” of camping.

So, if you’re a nature enthusiast and want to experience Highland Perthshire in style, you can book a glamping pod with Kennacoil here

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