Just back from an enjoyable walk up Ben Chonzie. The walk in alongside the reservoir was attractive and not at all strenuous. Although Ben Chonzie was under cloud about 3000' the East face looked suitably impressive - an didn't feel that it looked like the boring Munro that many have mentioned. From the summit I went SSE to follow the line of hills down the west side of the reservoir. I would definitely recommend making this summit walk a loop - lots of new views to see. Walking on the hill top was straightforward - low lying heather - though very boggy in places. There was a good track to follow for most of the route - the only time I needed to use my compass was at the very top - to make sure I headed back towards Loch Turret and not divert down to Glen Lednock in the mist!
Not too tired at the finish - a good long afternoons walk with energy left for going out at the end! Also, lovely cafes in Crieff
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