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Kinnoull Hill

Length
8.5 Kms
Elevation gain
284 m
Max elevation
221 m
Difficulty
*
Rating
***
Type
Loop
Route id
505
Main road
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Country road
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Dirt road
0 Kms
Dirt path
0 Kms
Trail
8.5 Kms
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Directions to start point
This is a nice route and offers some spectacular scenery. The downside of the area is that there is so many paths that it is very easy to get lost in. So you do need a map on this one or a sense of adventure. There are signs all over the woods so you will find your way back to the car park when you need it. So far we have only ran in this area once so perhaps with some local input to this a simpler route could be found.
We headed west from the car park over the main road. The forest seems to be cut into two by the road with a west and an east section. Both are small so you really need to combine both to get anywhere near a decent length.
Although most of the route is in the trees the route does open out at Kinnoull tower just before the
3 Kms
mark where the views are really good. The tower is one of those landmarks you drive past so many times so it feels rather weird being up close and personal with it.
Once past the tower you are again mostly in amongst the trees but with the route opening out every so often. The area is very popular with cyclists so pay attention especially if you decide to go on the smaller trails.
Enjoy and hopefully don't get lost.
Route directions
Kms
1
Leave the car park and head across the road from the entrance. Follow the trail.

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2
Keep to the right on the trail

0.2
3
Before the houses turn left, almost looping back on your route

0.5
4
A the tee junction turn right and follow the path

0.6
5
A small path heads off to the right, follow this one.

0.9
6
Path heads left

1.2
7
The path heads downhill to your right

1.3
8
Follow the small path to the right down the hill

1.5
9
Path joins main Kinnoull trail turning left

1.7
10
Follow the main trail

2.2
11
Path bears right

2.4
12
Picture points - keep on trail along the cliff

2.7
13
Camera out - the Kinnoull Tower

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14
Follow the path to the right

3.3
15
Follow the path to the right

3.8
16
Back at the car park, follow the dirt road to the right uphill

4.2
17
Go round the gate

4.3
18
At the cycle point, follow the path uphill to the left

4.5
19
Go across path intersections

5
20
Path goes right and downhill

5.4
21
The path now swings round to the left

5.9
22
Keep on the path

6.7
23
Follow signs for car park to the left

7.2
24
The path is slightly to the right, the smaller of the paths

7.5
25
Go round the gate heading back to the car park

7.8
26
Towards the car park

8.2
27
And you are done...assuming you are not lost in all the trails

8.5
Jubilee car par
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Large free car park and starting point
Trail path
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Good running path
Sign posts
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Must get a map for these
Which way
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More maps
Smaller path
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Less defined path now
Smaller path
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Can get slippy so be careful
Kinnoull main path
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Onto the main path and it widens
Kinnoull main path
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A bit of a climb on nice path
Follow these signs now
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The blue markers are Kinnoull Tower though hard to make out
Cliff edge pictures
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Looking down on the river. Not such a nice evening for the pictures
Cliff edge pictures
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Looking towards Dundee
Kinnoull Tower
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View approaching the tower
Views around Kinnoull Tower
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From the tower location
Views around Kinnoull Tower
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Close up of the tower
Views around Kinnoull Tower
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Badly taken picture from inside the tower
Views around Kinnoull Tower
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From the tower looking towards Perth
Cycle point
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Popular area with cyclists
Looking eastward
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View down the river towards Dundee
Back to car park
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Path back down towards the car park
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