Balnaguard Glen

Important notice

Please note there are no recognised paths on the reserve

Balnaguard Glen follows a steep-sided gorge cut by the Balnaguard Burn and offers spectacular views across rolling Perthshire hills. It is notable for its juniper woodland. The reserve is home to a variety of butterflies, and red squirrel and deer sightings are also possible.

Why visit?

Highlights include:

  • Juniper woodland
  • Butterflies
  • Spectacular views

Best time to visit?

  • May – Aug for native plants
  • May – Aug for butterflies
  • Anytime for woodland walks

Visit for:

  • birdwatching
  • woodlands
  • wildflowers
  • scenery

Other information

Help protect Perthshire’s juniper trees

Please help protect our juniper trees by wearing clean boots on site, especially if you have visited other juniper areas, as plant diseases are often spread by mud and soil.



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How to get there


From the A9 (northbound), take the B898 just after Dunkeld. Follow this road right through Balnaguard village. Take the next left and then immediately turn right, along a track parallel to the B898. After a short distance you will arrive at the car park.

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Getting onto the reserve

Enter the reserve through a gate from the car park.

Note: Please make sure you shut the gates on entry and exit from this reserve.

Access restrictions

There are no recognised footpaths on the reserve.

Nearest town
Pitlochry (7 mi / 11.3 km)
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Landranger map


About Balnaguard Glen

Links & downloads

Reserve map


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