Dunsinane and King's Seat from Collace

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"By the pricking of my thumbs something evil this way comes".

Macbeth, like Richard III, is one of Shakespeare's great villains. Shakespeare placed his chief stronghold at the castle of Dunsinane. This walk starts with the short climb up to the impressive earthworks of Dunsinane hill-fort, which may have been occupied as late as Macbeth's time, before following the Black Hill ridge to the high point of King's Seat. The views over the Tay Valley from the bridges at Dundee toward Perth and over Strathmore north to the Glenshee mountains are superb and although some of the walk is quite steep, the ascents are neither too long nor too troublesome to detract from the fantastic views.

Scotland - Northeast Scotland - Perth and Kinross - Sidlaw Hills


Ancient Monument, Great Views, Hills or Fells
10/28/2015 - Richard Hardy

Thanks to James for his comments. if descending to the plantation it is important to find the gate and stile at the GR published. There is a stile further to the west along the plantation fence which will lead into the plantation and difficult going. It's important to use the vehicle track on the right hand side of the plantation to reach the road

10/13/2015 - James Lester

A lovely walk with fantastic views but the descent from King's Seat is difficult with no distinct route. The section at the end of the plantation seems to have changed and had difficulty finding a way through.