Walk: Comrie's devilish cauldron

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

[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. Unfortunately we chose to visit during a snowstorm, which hampered visibility somewhat. We've heard reports that the autumn leaf colours are spectacular here.

[The "view" from Dun More during a snowstorm]

📌 Walk: Comrie's devilish cauldron ★★★
Start / finish at car park on School Road, Comrie village centre, G.R.: NN 772221 ///unlimited.dirt.mascots

▶ 8 km / 5 mi | ▲ 260 m | ⌚ Half a day | Moderate
Features: Comrie; Deil's Caldron; △ Dun More (256 m); Lord Melville's Monument
Terrain: Good dirt paths: steep ascent of Dun More is occasionally muddy. Open hill track for northern stretch with short section of minor road.

Route & map

Car park & Comrie - Little Caldron - Deil's Caldron - Dun More & Lord Melville's Monument - footbridge over River Lednock near Kingarth - Laggan Wood - start


Route credit: Walkhighlands
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On our visit

Wildlife: Numerous grouse footprints on the snowy track.
Weather: 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.

[Woodland path heading north from Dun More]

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