Sunday, 26 August 2018

Perth to Scone via the river path

Earlier in the week we spent a lovely couple of days in Perth. One of the walks we did was from Perth to Scone via the riverside walk along the stream in the Quarrymill Woodland Park. The walk starts at the Macmillan Coffee Shop (raising funds for Macmillan Cancer Care), which has a  nice selection of scones and other cakes (though you have to go to Scone Palace for the famous Scone of Destiny). We sat outside near the beautiful flower boxes where several hoverflies (like the marmalade hoverfly below) were gathering

The riverside walk is lovely

and is similar to Colinton and Craiglockart Dells along the Water of Leith (where I regularly volunteer) in being an old industrial site that has largely been reclaimed by nature. This area originally included a sandstone quarry and several mills.

There was a lot of cuckoo pint around, including this impressive clump

We met up with a small herd of beautiful cattle

It's a lovely walk and you reach Scone Village quite quickly though the Palace is further away and we didn't get there this time but turned back and returned to Perth.


Simon Douglas Thompson said...

A lovely day out. I love small bubbling streams and rivers, they fascinate me

Caroline Gill said...

A beautiful area as your photos show, though I have only stayed there once. We visited Scone Palace on that occasion, before moving on to Newtonmore to find Red Squirrels.

Lowcarb team member said...

It looks so nice, an interesting place to walk.

All the best Jan