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)
Contributed by Andrew Llanwarne< Back to Scotland page for links to other stories
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|Location||NW edge of Crieff, Perthshire|
|Date walked||16 July 2006|
|Walk type||Countryside and easy hill walks|
|Difficulty||suitable for anyone who enjoys an easy walk, with just a couple of short climbs|
|Distance||2.5 miles (4 km)|
|Height climbed||100m (330 ft)|
|Time taken||1 hrs 30 mins|
|Map used||OS Landranger 1:50,000 map No 52 ? Pitlochry to Crieff|
|Walk source info||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|
|Other features||Glenturret Distillery, Crieff craft centres|