Local Walks Around Comrie. Excellent colour maps with guide notes for six local walks on rights of way are contained in a 2001 publication by Comrie Community Council. It is available from some local shops in Comrie and from the Tourist Information Centre in Crieff (Tel: 01764 652578) price £2.
The walks range from 2 to 6 miles, starting from the centre of Comrie village. It is beautifully illustrated and makes a good souvenir of your visit. One of the walks covered is the Glenlednock Circular Walk, which starts in the centre of Comrie and takes in the spectacular “Deils Cauldron” waterfall and pool making a pleasant 2-3 hour walk at family pace.
All monies raised from the sale of the maps goes to the local Community Council.
Comrie in the Distance Fair
Edited by Peter R. McNaughton
This anthology of poems written in the main by Comrie people about the Village of Comrie and the surrounding area ranges from earliest times until today. The book spans approximately 1000 years and contains some rare old black and white photographs. It will be seen that through the telescope of time people have always been drawn to record its natural setting, its mountains and rivers, as well as its characters and moments through verse and song. This continuity surely shows that whilst things may alter in the world beyond, some things never change. The collection was gathered from many sources over the years, principally by the editor’s father, the late David Baird McNaughton, a native of Comrie. It is being published for the enjoyment of the people of Comrie and the wider Scottish global community, as well as others interested in the evolution of our culture and history. In recent years it was enhanced by contributions from various people in other parts of Scotland and North America. By design, and through selection, it tells the story of the Village and its people, taking into account some of their interests, pastimes and even eccentricities. It also clearly shows that, despite the simpler and perhaps harsher existence which country life offers, all of life’s great challenges were met and overcome, and that throughout there have always been rays of sunshine. The book is available for sale at Aiton Fine Arts in Crieff
Four volumes that make up the series Experience Big Tree Country: 12 walks around Perthshire written by local resident Felicity Martin and published by Catkin Press. This series is designed to bring together the 48 best walks in the area. The easy-to-follow guides combine clear descriptions and maps with fascinating facts to reveal what makes ‘Perthshire Big Tree Country’ so special. Fact boxes about highlight the special natural and historic features that can be seen along the way, ranging from bluebell woods and thundering waterfalls to castles and wildlife reserves. The set is available at a discount here.