Walk: Scone 200

Perth & Kinross | Scone | Half day walk | ★★★

[View over Scone from McDuff's Monument]

In 1805 the Earl of Mansfield became uncomfortable at the village clustering round Scone Palace's gates. And so he ordered the relocation of the entire settlement, including the church which was moved stone by stone, a mile uphill to the southeast. Two hundred years later, this circular walk was created by Perth and Kinross Council to commemorate the founding of the modern village, beginning fittingly at the old kirk and visiting two prominent monuments on Murrayshall Hill. A few places in the village serve food, so this could be a good post-lunch / pub walk - though you'll need your wits about you (and a map) to avoid navigation errors.

[Good views across rolling farmland on the return to Scone]

📌 Walk: Scone 200 ★★★
Start / finish at car park at Scone Old Church, Burnside, 10-min walk southwest of Scone village centre, G.R.: NO 132256 ///loads.bits.remain

▶ 9 km / 6 mi | ▲ 250 m | ⌚ Half a day | Moderate
Features: McDuff's Monument; △ Murrayshall Hill (279 m); Lynedoch Obelisk
Terrain: Variety of good paths, occasionally steep; a reasonable amount of road walking in between various sections, but all on minor roads. Fairly complex navigation.

Route & map

Car park - Den of Scone - Balcraig - McDuff's Monument - Murrayshall Hill & Lynedoch Obelisk - Murrayshall Hotel - Balgarvie - start. Leaflet here, though the burn can be followed through Murrayshall golf course instead of the track below Twomile House.

Route credit: Perth & Kinross Council
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On our visit

Wildlife: Rabbits.
Weather: Brightening up nicely after morning fog; chilly but dry.

[Looking through Pitroddie Den towards the upper Firth of Tay]


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