The valley in which the Birks lies was shaped during the ice age, with the river Tay running through its centre. It contains one of the tributaries of the Tay – the Moness Burn – and the site has been a scenic walk for more than two centuries.

The Birks owes its popularity, at least in part, to Robert Burns, who is said to have found inspiration whilst resting in a small, naturally formed seat in the rock at the side of the gorge.

Moderate Walk: walks for people with country walking experience and a good level of fitness. May include some steep paths and open country. Walking boots and warm, waterproof clothing are essential.

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