Killin lies right on the edge of stunning Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park and Ben Lawers National Nature Reserve so it's perfect for a woodland walk this autumn.
Look out for the Falls of Dochart (shown above), which when fuelled by the autumn rain, make for a spectacular sight as water cascades over the rocks and under the bridge.You could also follow part of the 12 mile route from Killin to Ardtalnaig along the Rob Roy Way through the forestry for views over the head of Loch Tay to the Tarmachan Ridge and Ben Lawers range.
Lady Mary's Walk, Perthshire
The route was named by Sir Patrick Murray of Ochtertyre after his daughter, Lady Mary Murray, in 1825.The route to Lady Mary's Walk winds alongside the river, following the Turret Burn and then the River Earn. See fine beech trees lining the bank and the sandy beach, before heading along the Laggan Hill walk - look out for the benches engraved with beautiful poems, describing perfectly the wondrous landscape all around you.
The Hermitage, Perthshire
This landscaped, almost cathedral-like wooded grove of towering trees overlooks the spectacular falls of the River Braan. Perched high above is the delightfully restored Georgian folly of Ossian's Hall which offers the best vantage point and adds to the timeless, otherworldly ambiance of The Hermitage.
Look out for the massive stand of Douglas Fir trees, including one of the tallest trees in the country - as big as a giant!
These are just a few of the the walks which will give you the taste of the brilliant autumn colours of Scotland over the coming weeks and months in and around our part of central Scotland. There are many more forest walks in and around our area for you to enjoy all year round.