The walks at Allean Forest, just west of the Queen's View Centre combine varied terrain and tree species with interesting archaeological sites. Within a few minutes walk from the car park the trail passes through the Clachan, a partly restored eighteenth century farmstead. Half a mile to the east are the well preserved remains of an eighth century "ring fort" in a commanding position overlooking Loch Tummel. Allean is a good example of planting trees to match the varied terrain - Douglas Fir predominates on the dry areas, pine trees thrive amongst the heather, spruces on the grassy areas and larch trees in the bracken. The drive from Tummel Bridge to the Garry Bridge is spectacular in autumn with larch, birch, rowan, ash, oak and cherry contributing to the changing array of colours. Be sure to stop at the Queens View to to see the rowans laden with bunches of bright red berries. Click on the Tay Forest Park link to get details of an outing that includes the best of autumnal Tay Forest Park and Highland Perthshire.
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