For gentle walks there is a network of forest walks around Loch Faskally leading river Garry and the Linn of Tummel and to the historical Soldiers leap in Killiecrankie.
Short hills walks include Craigower Hill, overlooking Faskally, which rewards an up hill walk of an hour or so with spectacular views.
On the other side of the Tummel Valley a walk from Port-Na-craig, by the festival theatre, over a hillside filled with ancient monuments such as stone circles and burial mounds, leads to the neighbouring Strath of Strathtay.
Serious walks include Ben-Y-Vrackie (2759ft) with views, on a clear day, up lochs Tummel and Rannoch to the islands off the West Coast. Local Munroes (mountains over 3500ft) include Ben Lawers and Schiehallion also known as 'the Fairy Mountain'
In addition to providing spectacular views, the surrounding countryside also has an abundance of wildlife. Red deer roam freely in the hills throughout the area, Ospreys frequent a number of the lochs and otters can be spotted by the river.
The visitors center at Killiecrankie has lots of information about how to spot lots of birds and animals and has wildlife activity days in the summer.
The Scottish Wildlife Trust has a reserve at Loch of the Lowes near Dunkeld, where a Visitor Centre and hide enables you to observe these majestic birds in their natural habitat.