Hidden Gem walks: A virtual tour of our favourite walks
This is the first post in a series of Hidden Gem Walks we’ll be sharing with you, all designed to give you a peek into the sensory delights of the outdoors. We venture out into Perthshire and Angus regularly and are always astounded at the beauty, natural and in the form of castles, stately homes and cottages. So we thought we’d start sharing our adventures with you so you too could enjoy what we discover. Most the walks are hidden gems, meaning we usually see few people, if any, so there’s this sense of discovery every time, as if we are some of the first people to stumble into these magical places. One of our main teaching goals is to help you learn to connect to nature through your senses and the very best way to do that is simply pay attention to what grabs your interest, what makes you smile. So often, a walk can be about just getting to a destination, and whilst we like arriving at a cafe or mountaintop, we also like to savour the mini-experiences we have along the way. So see what part of this walk you most enjoy — what makes you smile? Where are you inclined to linger? Now, let’s get going. We’ve parked up the car in the village of Glamis, and there’s this unobtrusive entrance that beckons us in.