Lady Mary's Walk  

A DETAIL OF A FALLEN AUTUMN LEAVES COVERED IN FROST © VisitScotland / Paul Tomkins, all rights reserved

Lady Mary's Walk provides a peaceful stroll beside the picturesque River Earn along an avenue of mature oak, beech, lime and sweet chestnut. The trees, some of which are over 150 years old, provide a stunning canopy any time of year and are particularly colourful in autumn. A favourite of Lady Mary Murray, the path was opened to the people of Crieff in 1825. You can just keep to the river or extend your visit and stretch your legs up Laggan Hill, which meanders through mixed woodland and offers stunning views of the area. The entire route is dotted with seats and viewpoints for taking a minute to rest and take it all in.

This is one of the most quintessential walks during the autumn time. We highly recommend a visit!

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The Knock

View from the Knock Path towards Glenturret © Blanche Haddow

For those who love a walk or cycle with a view, take a wander up to the breathtaking viewpoint at the summit of the Knock hill, with views to the Highlands to the north; Upper Strathearn, Ben Vorlich and Comrie to the west; and Muthill, the broad fertile valley floor and the Ochil Hills to the south. On the way up visit Kate McNiven's Crag, where a 17th century witch is said to have been executed by being rolled down the rocky slope in a barrel. There is also plenty of wildlife, like red squirrels to keep an eye out for while following the paths.

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Glen Lednock

Bird prints in snow

Peaceful and scenic Glen Lednock brings together all the best aspects of an adventurous walk: woodland paths, a climb up a gorge, stunning flora, waterfalls, abundant wildlife and unrivalled views. The main attraction seen from a wooden viewpoint is the Deil's Cauldron (meaning Devil's Kettle) - a hollow in the gorge overhung by trees formed at the end of the last Ice Age where the River Lednock falls into a wide pool and water swirls about madly as if it were boiling. Follow the paths up Dunmore Hill where you can see for miles, taking in the Ochils, Ben Vorlich, Loch Earn and the huge dam of Loch Lednock. Paths also run along the riverside through lovely deciduous woodland, perfect for a peaceful stroll. Enjoy a well-earned rest and eat in Comrie after your ramble.

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