Walk: From motorway to Moncreiffe Hill
|[View over Bridge of Earn from near the summit]|
The dulcet tones of motorway traffic accompany the start of the ascent to the two hill forts on Moncreiffe Hill. This isn't a good walk to get away from it all, but the open summit areas are the sites of Pictish hill forts and give great views over Perth, the eastern Ochils, the Firth of Tay and Kinnoull Hill - the latter almost a carbon copy of Moncreiffe. Further down, tracks wind through unspoiled woodland with snowdrops in February and daffodils in spring.
|[Paths and tracks through mixed woodland make for a pleasant ascent]|
Name: Walk: From motorway to Moncreiffe Hill ★★★☆☆
Length: 9 km / 6 miles
Ascent: 270 metres
Main summits: Moncreiffe Hill / Moredun Top (223 metres, sub-2000')
Points of interest: Moncreiffe Hill Fort; Moredun Top Fort
Start / finish: Car park off minor road at Wallacetown, 2 miles east of Bridge of Earn, G.R.: NO 153192 / mixing september imparts
Route: Car park - path junction at NO 127198 - Tarsappie Hill - Moncreiffe Hill Fort - Moncreiffe Hill / Moredun Top Fort - Grange Hill - start. Route roughly waymarked in red and on map here (omit the far northern section), but also detour to Moncreiffe Hill Fort.
Terrain: Clear tracks and paths through forest, steep in places.
Wildlife: Pheasant ambling through the forest on the return; sheep.
Weather today: About 5C, cloudy with a few spots of rain and the odd bright spell; breezy at the top.
|[Snowdrops carpeting the forest floor on the ascent]|
Route credit: The Woodland Trust