Birks of Aberfeldy

These dramatic Falls and Woods on the Urlar Burn are well known for their wildlife and plants, as well as for the verses penned by Robert Burns in 1787.

The Birks O'Aberfeldy

Bonnie lassie, will ye go,
Will ye go, will ye go;
Bonnie lassie, will ye go
To the birks of Aberfeldy?

Now simmer blinks on flowery braes,
And o'er the crystal streamlet plays;
Come, let us spread the lightsome days
In the birks of Aberfeldy.

While o'er their heads the hazels hing,
The little birdies blithely sing,
Or lightly flit on wanton wing
In the birks of Aberfeldy.

The braes ascend like lofty wa's
The foaming stream deep-roaring fa's,
O'erhang wi' fragrant spreading shaws,
The birks of Aberfeldy.

Robert Burns August 1787



For more extensive information on the area the Countryside Ranger Service produce an interesting brochure detailing all the plants, trees and wildlife to be seen along the walk.

Countryside Ranger Service
Perth & Kinross Council
3-5 High Street

Tel: 01738 475255

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