Crieff & Strathearn
If the trees could tell their own story, a certain oak of this area would have lots to say.
According to local folk lore, the tree played host to two of Scotland’s most colourful historical figures, Rob Roy MacGregor and Bonnie Prince Charlie … though not at the same time.
For those looking to take a gentle stroll through stunning scenery, this area has much to offer.
With just a little more effort, a walk up one of the area’s best loved hills will reward you with panoramic views across to the Ochil Hills or north to the Highlands.
Path improvements, new interpretation and vegetation control The Knock is located in the upper part of Crieff behind the Crieff Hydro Hotel. The hill is cloaked in a mixture of deciduous and coniferous woodland. The Trust carried out resurfacing work on paths to improve access to the summit. Some non native beech trees were removed and ext...
Path improvement The Lovers Walk starts at one of Crieff’s most popular tourist attractions – The Famous Grouse Distillery. From the distillery car park the route crosses the Turret Burn and heads through mixed woodland towards Crieff. The Trust carried out improvement work on the path as part of the Big Tree Country project. In early spring the...
Improvements to River Earn Path
Installation of new gates and path surfacing The Trust carried out a small project to install three new gates on the River Earn Path. This popular walk meanders along the riverbank and through pleasant farmland. It starts at the Stuart and Waterford Crystal factory shop to the south of Crieff and leads to Muthill, a picturesque conservation vil...
Improvements to the footpath leading up from the shores of Loch Earn. Suffering from severe erosion of its sensitive peat soils, the path to the summit of this much visited Perthshire mountain was in need of attention. Responding to concerns of users and the landowner alike, the Trust appointed an upland footpath consultant to provide specifica...
Bennybeg Nature Trail
Installation of a new circular all access track Bennybeg Nature Trail lies just off the A822, between Crieff and Muthill. Its completion provides a wheelchair friendly circular route taking users out past a rock outcrop used regularly by climbers. It continues through the edge of open woodland and back alongside Bennybeg Pond. The route has pro...
Walk of the Week
An ancient woodland, cloaked in mystery and alive with tales of hermits, dragons and demons.