Venture into a fabled wood
Weem wood cascades down a steep, rocky hillside, a fine backdrop for Castle Menzies. The Menzies family - supporters of King Robert the Bruce - helped create and shape Perthshire’s forests. In the 1400s, David Menzies who built The Old Kirk of Weem, left the family home to live as a hermit at St David’s Well, a cave in the forest.
There are tales of enchanters who imprisoned maidens in the rock here too. Sculptures hidden along the trail recall the forest’s stories.
Find out more about Weem and the surrounding area with our guide to the Forest Park.
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Weem Forest Trail
A short, steep climb to St David’s Well and a series of carvings in the crags and trees that were inspired by the forest’s stories.
Uneven gravel surface with some rough and narrow rocky sections. Some long steep slopes with several flights of rocky steps.
1 miles / 1.6 km Allow ¾ hour
After climbing through forest first planted to create a dramatic backdrop for Castle Menzies, you'll reach a fine view over the River Tay. Look out for the sculptures along the way and see if the shapes in the trees inspire you to tell your own stories.
Mountain biking trails
How to get here
Weem Wood is one mile west of Aberfeldy on the B846 to Tummel Bridge.
PH15 2JD is the nearest postcode.
There is a bus service through Weem village and along the B846 that passes the wood. Visit Traveline Scotland for details.
At Craigvinean you can find more hidden surprises among the trees.
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