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.
Contributed by Andrew Llanwarne< Back to Scotland page for links to other stories
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|Location||Comrie, 6 miles west of Crieff, Perthshire|
|Date walked||20 January 2006|
|Walk type||Countryside and easy hill walks|
|Difficulty||some stamina required, and stout footwear|
|Distance||4 miles / 7 miles|
|Height climbed||250m (820 ft)|
|Time taken||2 hrs 30 mins|
|Map used||OS Landranger 1:50,000 map No 52 ? Pitlochry to Crieff|
|Walk source info||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|
|Other features||Loch Earn scenery, interesting shops in Comrie|