14th January 2023. Bogton Braes Circular Via Auchingarrich.   Stroll

Distance: 5 miles
Start and finish: Dalginross stone circle (close to Comrie Cemetery on South Crieff Rd.) Leave Crieff Coop Car Park at 9.35      Meet at 9.50. What3Words: ///shell.exile.buggy

Description: A varied stroll on mainly good  tracks and grassy hill tracks providing  great views across to the hills above Comrie  Leaving the Neolithic stone circle, a short walk through Muirton wood  leads to a gradual climb towards Cowden Farm before joining the core track across the Bogton Braes, passing Cowden Loch. It is a short diversion to      Auchengarich wildlife park which provides a chance to view a standing stone and visit the excellent cafe. We will then descend on the core track back through farmland to our start point. Please be prepared for some short muddy sections.

28th. January. Torlum Hill.    Walk.

Distance: 8 miles
Start point: Crieff Visitors Centre 10.00 What3Words ///weekday.balancing.scrambles
Start time: 09.45 Comrie school car park.

Description: From the Visitor Centre go up Knock Mary via Newbigging farm.  On reaching the Ochtermuthill road take a left then a right and contour the northern side of Torlum hill. Shortly past the mast a track and path takes us up to the trig point. Taking the normal route down to the sawmill before skirting the edge of Drummond Estate before the return to the Visitor Centre.

From the top of Torlum there are wide ranging views of Perthshire and Strathearn.


11th February. Errol, Tay Reed-beds and Port Ellen.  Stroll

Distance: 4.5 miles

Meeting points and times: Comrie school car park at 9.45 or Crieff Coop car park at 10.00

Start and finish: Meet at Errol Mercetcross at 10.50 adjacent to the Spar.

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Description: heading south out of Errol past the community orchard we enter the UK’s    largest continuous reed-bed This is an important haven for birds including bearded tits and water rails. Both are present throughout the year but sightings are not guaranteed. We then head west along a tree lined path to Port Ellen and, by walking from here along the embankment, get more open views of the reed-bed and the river. We will then take narrow track and pavement back to the starting point.

25th February. Weem & Glassie.    Walk.

Distance​ 6 miles (9.6km)

Start time: 10.00 Comrie Car Park 10.15 Crieff Coop.  Walk start​s in Aberfeldy. Parking​Taybridge Terrace, by public toilets What3Words ///prank.fights.earl

Height gain​1150 feet (350m) Approximate Time​ 3.5 hours

Description: Aberfeldy grew up as a town after General Wade built the stylish Wade Bridge in 1733 to carry his military road over the River Tay. This walk visits the Black Watch Memorial and passes close to Castle Menzies, a restored 16th-century tower house open to the public, before climbing through Weem Wood to a cave used by St Cuthbert.  Spring-fed St David’s Well is named after the hermit who lived here centuries later, after renouncing chieftainship of the Menzies clan.

Route terrain​. Scenic paths and tracks by river, woods, crags and pasture.

11th March.    Perth to Luncarty Riverside.   Stroll {NB: Monday to avoid Mother’s day}.

Distance: 6.5 miles

Start point: Scarth Road Bus Stop Luncarty What3Words ///songbirds.albums.piled.

Take the no.34 bus at 11.07 to Perth Mill Street, journey time 13 minutes.

Start time: 09.45 Comrie Car Park 10.00 Crieff Coop car park.  It takes approximately 45 minutes to Luncarty from Comrie.

Description:  A level walk the River Tay starting from the North Inch, Perth to Luncarty through parkland and mixed wood on tracks and cycle paths. There are many vantage points to capture the beauty of the river and the surrounding countryside. The paths can be muddy in places so please wear appropriate footwear.

24th March. Little Glenshee Circular.   Walk

Distance: 9 miles

Start & Finish: Meeting at 9.50 at the Little Glenshee car park, just south of the ford. The road leading to the Little Glenshee car park is on the left of the B8063 just after Chapelhill, it is approximately 3 miles up this road and is sign-posted.

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Depart: Comrie School car park 9.00. Crieff Coop car park 9.15

Description: After leaving the parking area via the wooden footbridge over the river we       follow a path past Loch Tullybelton with a chance to see ducks and swans. Heading up the hill we turn right towards an obelisk on Craig Gibbon which gives excellent views over the countryside. Retracing our steps we return to the circular route with good open views over moorland as we are walking at height. Eventually, the route will descend and re-join our  outward route back to the parking area.

14th April. Frandy Reservoir Glen Devon.   Stroll.

Distance: 5 miles
Start point: Car park at map ref 949 053 off the A823. What3Words playfully.secrets.edits
Start time: 10.00 Comrie Car Park and 10.15 Crieff Coop.  

Description: From the Glendevon road map ref 949 053 this is a straight forward there and back stroll of 5miles. The tarmac road zig-zags up to the first dam then levels out and          continues up to the second one ,with views ahead to the high hills and across the reservoirs.

There is an option to add an extra 3miles by walking around the second reservoir dependant on there being a path.

28th. April.   Bealach Walk Pitlochry.    Walk

Distance: 10miles/16km

Depart: Comrie School Car Park 9am, Crieff Co-op Car Park 9:15am

Start/Finish Ferry Road Car Park Pitlochry (charge) What3words kindness.sprains.rapport

Description. This varied waymarked walk climbs the open moorland above Pitlochry to cross the Bealach na Searmoin, offering great views, to reach Killecrankie.

The return walk is down into the gorge, past the Soldier’s Leap and along a delightful stretch of the River Garry and Loch Faskally. Killiecrankie Visitor Centre has toilets and seasonal cafe.

Terrain: Clear paths, sometimes boggy tracks and minor roads with a hill section over the Bealach and a gentle climb to Moulin from Pitlochry.

12th. May.    Bluebell woods.     Stroll.

Description: This stroll will be either in Kinclaven or Blairgowrie.

Details to be advised.

23rd May. The Hermitage, Rumbling Bridge and The Pins Cone.   Walk.

Distance​: 8 miles.

Start point. The Hermitage car park just off the A9 on the left going north. {Free parking for NTS members otherwise charges apply}  What3Words ///tastes.classics.outwards

Start time: 10.00 Comrie Car Park 10.15 Crieff Coop.

Description: From the car park we follow the river Braan up thro tall trees to the waterfall and Ossian’s hall and cave before continuing to Rumbling bridge and another fine waterfall.

Retracing our steps we carry on up to Pine Cone view looking over the Tay and up to the Cairngorms. We then descend to a Folly before carrying on up the main path to cross under the A9 and walking along by the Tay to Inver passing Niel Gow’sOak on the way.

A short path from Inver takes us back to the car park.

16th. June.       Coastal walk & stroll Kerrera .

Stroll :  Hutcheson’s Monument Circuit 9km/5miles

This walk is a circuit of the north end of Kerrera & includes a visit to the obelisk monument guarding the harbour with its fine views .

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Walk:  Gylen Castle Circuit 11km/6.8miles

Superb circuit explores the southern end of the island with fine views & a visit to the well preserved & wonderfully atmospheric remains of Gylen Castle.

14th July  Croy Hill and Antonine Wall.  Stroll

Distance: 6.5 miles
Start point: Auchinstarry Marina at 11.00   What3Words ///harsh.fellow.conforms

Start time: 10.00 Comrie Car Park 10.15 Crieff Coop.  It takes approximately 55 minutes to Auchinstarry Marina from Comrie

Description:  This stroll has never been walked before by the Ramblers. It is an interesting, historical walk taking in two Roman hill forts and the Antoninne Wall from which there are good views across the area. The stroll takes in a walk by the Forth and Clyde Canal. The paths are canal tow paths and grassy tracks There is an overall ascent of 200 metres on this stroll which is on the middle section of the walk and it can be muddy. The rest of the stroll is by the canal. Achinstarry Marina has adequate parking, toilets and attached cafe.