Crieff and Strathearn


The Spa Town of Crieff is the main centre of population of Strathearn and popular with tourists since Victorian times. Back then visitors were drawn here by the spring water but todays visitors come for attractive walking, varied countryside and pleasant villages. Strathearn is a gateway to Comrie and to St Fillans on Loch Earn - popular for watersports - and ultimately to the Trossachs.

South of Crieff is the conservation village of Muthill, and beyond that the 'Lang Toun' of Auchterarder at the foot of the Ochils. These steep-sided but rounded and grassy hills have lonely glens and reservoirs, contrasting completely with the Highlands to the north of Crieff.


Walk Grade Distance Time
Vincent's Trail, Comrie Croft 2.5km 1 hour
The Hosh circuit, Crieff 4km 1 - 1.5 hours
St Fillans Viewpoint circular 6km 1.5 - 2.5 hours
The Knock of Crieff 6km 1.5 - 2 hours
Provost's and Oak Walk, Auchterarder 7km 2 - 2.5 hours
The Deil's Cauldron and the Melville Monument 7.5km 2 - 3 hours
Frandy Reservoirs, Glen Devon 8.5km 2 - 2.5 hours
River Earn and Laggan Hill circuit 9km 2 - 2.5 hours
Loch Freuchie circuit, Amulree 12.5km 2.5 - 3 hours
Dundurn - St Fillans Hill 6.25km 2 - 2.5 hours
Kingarth and Funtulich circuit, Glen Lednock 7km 2 - 2.5 hours
Bogton Braes circuit, Comrie 9.5km 2.5 - 3 hours
River Earn walk - Crieff to Muthill 10km 2 - 3 hours
Ben Chonzie via Glen Lednock 12.5km 4 - 5 hours
Auchnafree Hill from Loch Turret 13.5km 4 - 5 hours
Meall na Fearna, from Loch Earn 12.25km 4.5 - 5.5 hours
Ben Vorlich and Stuc a'Chroin 13.5km 7 - 8 hours
Creag Uchdag from Glen Lednock 15km 5.5 - 6.5 hours
Scottish National Trail864km6 weeks

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