Walk: Comrie's devilish cauldron
|[Wet snow falling at the Deil's Caldron]|
The foaming depths of the River Lednock upstream from Comrie soon show the passer-by why these rapids are called the "Deil's Caldron". The whole section of riverside here is usually a bubbling mass of white water, although good views from the path are at a premium. Lord Melville's Monument atop Dun More overlooks the rapids, giving a panorama of the surrounding hills on a clear day. Not during a snowstorm.
|[The "view" from Dun More during a snowstorm]|
Name: Walk: Comrie's devilish cauldron ★★★☆☆
Length: 8 km / 5 miles
Ascent: 260 metres
Main summits: Dun More (256 metres)
Points of interest: Comrie; Deil's Caldron; Lord Melville's Monument
Start / finish: Car park on School Road, Comrie, G.R.: NN 772221 ///unlimited.dirt.mascots
Route: Car park & Comrie - Little Caldron - Deil's Caldron - Dun More - footbridge over River Lednock near Kingarth - Laggan Wood - start
Terrain: Good dirt paths: steep ascent of Dun More is occasionally muddy. Open hill track for northern stretch with short section of minor road.
Wildlife today: Numerous grouse footprints on the snowy track.
Weather today: Heavy snow at the top of Dun More, settling on higher parts of the route but turning to sleet on return to Comrie. Little wind.
>> see separate post for Comrie ★★☆☆☆ & village sights
|[Woodland path heading north from Dun More]|
Route credit: Walkhighlands