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The Hosh and Glenturret Distillery, Crieff, Perthshire, Scotland

Summary

This is another of the walks featured in the Crieff Walks Leaflet.  It takes in the lower slopes of the Knock, the open countryside around the golf course at Culcrieff, the nearby woodland, and Glenturret Distillery.  You can start and finish at Crieff Hydro Hotel.

 

Although there are stretches of rough stony track and a short climb through woodland, it’s a relatively easy walk for anyone who is reasonably fit.  If you get tired you can just take a little longer – it packs a lot of scenery into just a short distance.

 

  • I will remember best the tranquility of the early summer morning
  • The best bit was the terraced path towards the end, with a great view
  • The worst bit was not having more time before breakfast to extend the route
  • I hadn’t expected to meet a giant Famous Grouse at the distillery!
  • The only word of warning would be to take care walking along the road from the distillery, in case of cars (this section can be avoided)

 

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Contributed by:  Andrew Llanwarne - August 2006

The stony track running down towards the Hosh

The stony track running down towards the Hosh from Culcrieff

Key Facts

Location NW edge of Crieff, Perthshire
When it was walked 16 July 2006
Walk type countryside and easy hills
Difficulty suitable for anyone who enjoys an easy walk, with just a couple of short climbs
Distance approx 2.5 miles (4 km) with an optional extra loop around part of the golf course
Height climbed approx 100m (330 ft)
Time taken approx 1-1.5 hours
Map used if any OS Landranger 1:50,000 map No 52 – Pitlochry to Crieff
Source of info on walk Crieff Walks leaflet from Tourist Information Centre; signboard at the Knock car park
Getting there

By car from Dundee, around an hour

Easily accessed from Glasgow, Stirling, Perth and Edinburgh areas

Places to stay Lots of choice In Crieff and Strathearn
Places to eat/ buy food Shops, restaurants and hotels in Crieff
Any other local attractions or facilities Glenturret Distillery, Crieff craft centres