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Kinnoull Hill, Perth

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Kinnoull Hill is a hill located in Perth, Scotland.From the hill's 222m south-facing cliff summit, views are afforded of the River Tay, the Friarton Bridge, and a stretch of the Tay Coast railway line. Further to the south, Moncreiffe Hill can be seen.On an outcrop a few hundred yards to the east of — but visible from — the summit is Kinnoull Tower. Built in 1829 by Lord Grey of Kinfauns as a romantic folly, the tower, along with nearby Binn Tower, originally used as an observatory by Grey, are meant to resemble the castles on the Rhine in Germany as Grey saw a great similarity between the River Tay and parts of the Rhine. The tower is easily accessible via a footpath.AwardsIn 2009 and again in 2010, Kinnoull Hill was awarded Green Flag status. In 2010, Kinnoull Hill Woodland Park also came runner up in Scotland's Finest Woods Awards.ManagementKinnoull Hill Woodland Park is managed in a partnership between the Forestry Commission Scotland and Perth and Kinross Council. A Users Group has also been established for many years and supports the management of the Woodland Park through a Management Committee.SculpturesWoodland sculptures created by Pete Bowsher have been erected in the Woodland Park. There are 14 sculptures reflecting the animals and plants of the park.Suicides and other incidentsThe summit has become well known as a location for suicides. In January 2002, Daniela Smith, a 31-year-old mother-of-two, pushed her two infant children off the hill's summit while they were strapped in their pushchair, before throwing herself off. Their bodies were discovered on a ledge about 100ft below the summit on 15 January.
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  • I took a bit of a circuitous walking route to get there but it is easily accessible both by walking and by car. The hill itself has some lovely woodland and plenty to explore. The view from the summit...  more »
  • Superb views of Perth & the River Tay, when walking you will see old tree trunks carved into sculptures of animals, Picnic tables, Not recommended for the less mobile  more »
  • We selected the Link Paths (green route). It is a little puzzle where to park you car. Nice climb uphill and during the climb you can see with some sculptures from old trees, Once at the top you have ...  more »