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Glen Lednock Circular Walk, Comrie, Perthshire, Scotland

Summary

This half-day walk follows a route along both banks of the River Lednock near Comrie, an attractive village in Highland Perthshire situated between Crieff and Loch Earn.  There is a good hiking trail, with walkways and viewing platforms constructed to give safe access to views of the Deil’s Cauldron waterfall and at other sections of the route.  The Melville Monument provides an optional extension with a more strenuous, but short, climb through forest to a splendid viewpoint.  Apart from this, it is an easy hike with just one other fairly steep section on the east side through Laggan Wood.

 

  • I’ll remember most the “other worldly” feeling once we emerged into open countryside north of the woods
  • The best bit was the dramatic scene at the Deil’s Cauldron
  • The worst bit was the short section through dense forest at the start of the climb to the Melville Monument – but it wasn’t difficult
  • The funniest moment was trying to catch a photo of a red squirrel as it hid behind a tree!
  • The only words of warning are to stick to the safe route around the waterfalls.

 

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Contributed by:  Andrew Llanwarne

Walkers on the Glen Lednock circular walk

Walkers on the Glen Lednock circular walk

Key Facts

Location Comrie, 6 miles west of Crieff, Perthshire
When it was walked 20 January 2006
Walk type countryside and easy hills
Difficulty some stamina required, and stout footwear
Distance approx 4 miles (7 km), extra half mile (1 km) if climbing Melville Monument
Height climbed approx 250m (820 ft)
Time taken approx 2 - 2.5 hours, extra half hour for the Monument
Map used if any OS Landranger 1:50,000 map No 52 – Pitlochry to Crieff
Source of info on walk Leaflets from Tourist Information Centre
Getting there

By car from Dundee, around an hour

Easily accessed from Glasgow, Stirling, Perth and Edinburgh areas

Places to stay In Comrie, Crieff, St Fillans
Places to eat/ buy food In Comrie, Crieff, St Fillans
Any other local attractions or facilities Loch Earn scenery, interesting shops in Comrie,