Walk: From motorway to Moncreiffe Hill

Perth & Kinross | Bridge of Earn | Half day walk | ★★★

[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]

📌 Walk: From motorway to Moncreiffe Hill ★★★
Start / finish at car park off minor road 2 mi east of Bridge of Earn, G.R.: NO 153192 ///mixing.september.imparts

▶ 9 km / 6 mi | ▲ 270 m | ⌚ Half a day | Moderate
Features: Moncreiffe Hill Fort; △ Moncreiffe Hill / Moredun Top (223 m, sub-2000'); Moredun Top Fort
Terrain: Clear tracks and paths through forest, steep in places.

Route & map

Car park - path junction at G.R.: NO 127198 - Tarsappie Hill - Moncreiffe Hill Fort - Moncreiffe Hill / Moredun Top Fort - Grange Hill - start. Walk roughly waymarked in red at times, but our route doesn't follow the waymarked route exactly.

Route credit: The Woodland Trust

On our visit

Wildlife: Pheasant ambling through the forest on the return; sheep.
Weather: About 5ºC, cloudy with a few spots of rain and the odd bright spell; breezy at the top.

[Snowdrops carpeting the forest floor on the ascent]

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