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Many miles of pleasant walks in the woods to follow and an arboretum to visit Look out for the wooden sculptures of wildlife found all over the hill
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The Arboretum with examples of trees which you can grow in your own garden The Park is managed by Perth and Kinross Council and Forestry Commission Scotland

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Walks in the Woodland Park

There are four marked walking trails in the Woodland Park. A leaflet with a map showing these can be obtained from the Council Countryside Ranger Service.

Apart from the marked walks there are also many unofficial trails leading randomly through the woods and the bridle trail running across from Barnhill to Corsiehill is walkable and makes an interesting route.

Equally visitors might like to make their own way to the tops of the various hills in the Park – Kinnoull Hill itself with its distant views of much of central Scotland, Barnhill (above the NTS Branklyn Garden) with its view of the city of Perth, Deuchny Wood and the forestry plantation – but still much of it a mixed wood, and Binn Hill which stands by itself in its own woodland further to the East.

While the top of the hill can be reached by paths from the city centre up past Branklyn Garden (follow the signs to Branklyn) in the Barnhill district of the city, the route on this side is quite steep and climbs all the way from the River Tay at sea level. Note too there is no public car park in Barnhill. However the nearest city centre car parks are only a few hundred yards away.

The easiest approach to the hill and the woodland park is from the car parks at Corsie Hill where the top of Kinnoull is an easy walk on good paths or from the Jubilee Car Park on the Forestry Commission land by the Deuchny burn at the foot of Deuchny Hill, on the small back road leading out of Perth past the Murray Royal Hospital towards Kinfauns and Glencarse.