The first 4.7 miles (7.5 km) of road-walking reaches Acharn, where walkers turn right uphill to reach the Falls with Hermit's Cave. Afterwards the Way continues north-east along the Queen's Drive, enjoyed by Queen Victoria, with fine views over Loch Tay and Schiehallion to the north.
The Way continues on forest tracks and grassy paths, parallel to the River Tay but well above it. At Dunskiag, turn right uphill for a mile (here joined by the Glen Quaich route) to enter the Birks o' Aberfeldy. This wooded gorge features fine waterfalls and birch trees (birks) made famous by Robert Burns' song of 1787.
The Way descends its east side, crosses the A826 and passes through the Lower Birks Park into the centre of Aberfeldy.
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