MacRosty Park

Summer concert at Macrosty Park © Friends of Macrosty Park

MacRosty Park in the valley landform of the Turret Burn to the northwest of Crieff contains a range of natural and man-made features and is a wonderfully scenic place for a wander year round. Paths throughout the park and bridges across the Turret Burn and Mill Lade provide a range of walking opportunities. The park features a collection of mature trees that provide a peaceful stroll year round, with a Victorian bandstand that hosts concerts and events in the warmer months.

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Currochs Path

Lovers Walk, Crieff

Currochs Walk is a good circular walk in Crieff which goes through MacRosty Park, past Glenturret Distillery, and joins Lovers' Walk - one of Crieff's best kept secrets. Enjoy the woodland scenery and listen to the burn as you walk along the stunning riverside path.

The walk is about 5 miles / 8 km and takes  1½ to 2½ hours to explore.

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The Hosh Path

Famous Grouse Experience

The Hosh is a lovely waymarked circular walk following tracks through fields, woodland paths and a terrace with stunning views of the Trossachs. There is so much to see along the way including the Knock, Crieff Hydro hotel and the Glen Turret distillery, known as the Famous Grouse Experience. The path also passes a stone-built well, dated 1874, the water of which was said to have healing properties and made Crieff into a fashionable resort.

The walk is 2½ miles / 4 km, takes about 1 to 1½ hours and includes some steep parts.

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The Knock Path

View from the Knock Path towards Glenturret © Blanche Haddow

The Knock hill rises 911 ft / 278 m and offers panoramic vistas to the Ochil Hills and the Highlands. A short easy walk around the hill's base, while a longer steeper walk climbs through mixed woodland to the hill's heathery viewpoint. The Knock is also part of Perthshire Big Tree Country.

The shorter walk is about ½ mile / 0.8 km, taking about ¼ to enjoy on foot. The longer moderate-going walk is 4 miles / 6.4 km and takes about 2 ½ hours to explore.

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Lady Mary's Walk

Lady Mary

Lady Mary's Walk is one of the finest and most peaceful in Perthshire and is stunning year round, but particularly in autumn when the leaves blaze reds, oranges and golds. Opened to the public in 1825, it loops along the River Earn along an avenue of mature trees and back along old drove roads to the CrieffTryst. It is also part of Perthshire Big Tree Country.

The circular walk is about 3 ½ miles / 5.6 km and takes about 2 to 2 ½ hours. Paths are well-surfaced and accebile with a few steep slopes and resting places.

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Laggan Hill Path

Crieff from Laggan Hill ©Blanche Haddow

As it says on the tin, this circular path climbs Laggan Hill, which offers breathtaking views over Torlum Hill and Strathearn. If time allows, take a small detour at the summit to visit the Puddock (frog) Pond, before descending back through the woodland. The path Also takes visitors under a soaring stone railway viaduct before joining up with Lady Mary's Walk (see above) along the River Turret.

Laggan Hill Path is about 4 miles / 6 km with some steep sections and takes about 2 ½ hours to explore.

River Earn Path

River Earn © Y Gilchrist

The majority of this path follows the beautiful River Earn as it winds through the fields south of Crieff. It works its way inland starting at a derelict pier along the old railway line, through Sallyardoch Wood and on to Muthill. A detour (about 1 mile / 1 ½ km) about half way along the Path turns away from the river and will put you onto the wheelchair accessible Bennybeg Nature Trail which meanders over to Bennybeg Pond, with a lovely viewing platform.

The Path is about 5 ½ miles / 9 km, taking about 3 hours each way. It features a few steep slopes and steps in the town.

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Torlum Path

This long circular path begins at the Auchingarrich Wildlife Centre near Comrie, which is well worth a visit for the whole family. The path wanders through a varied woodland landscape, which includes Sitka spruce, juniper, oak and alder trees. It climbs up the lower slopes of Torlum and Lurgan Hills. Keep an eye out for the wildlife abundant in these tranquil woods.

The loop is about 8 miles / 13 km, taking about 5 ½ hours to explore on foot. It includes variable paths and some steep sections, especially around the hills.

Trowan Path

Eppie Callum

This path leads between Trowan outside of Monzievaird and MacRosty Park (see above) starting with a quiet farm track that winds past an ancient oak woodland and the ruins of Trowan Lodge. Old drove roads will lead you to Eppie Callum's Oak, named for the keeper of the Oakbank Inn who is believed to have grown the tree from an acorn in a teapot on a windowsill...we love that story!

The one-way route is about 3 miles / 5 km long, taking about 1 ½ hours to walk each way.

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