Walk: Lady Mary, whisky & a war general

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

[Lady Mary's Walk along the River Earn]

The countryside around Crieff has a wealth of footpaths and old rights of way rarely matched elsewhere in Scotland. Prime rambling territory is the result, with a seemingly endless choice of routes connecting numerous local landmarks. This circuit takes in an old riverside footpath named after a 19th century local landowner, a little-visited monument to a Lothian-born war general, a low hill surrounded by rolling farmland, and Scotland's most popular distillery. Overall, it's an excellent half-day wander that can be stretched into a full day if you take time to explore Crieff at the start and / or join one of the regular tours at Glenturret Distillery.

[Sir David Baird's Monument]

📌 Walk: Lady Mary, whisky & a war general ★★★
Start / finish at car park in MacRosty Park, Turretbank Road, 10-min walk northeast of Crieff town centre, G.R.: NN 858221 ///marathon.trending.props

▶ 11 km / 7 mi | ▲ 270 m | ⌚ Half a day | Moderate
Features: MacRosty Park & Crieff; Lady Mary's Walk; Sir David Baird's Monument; Samson's Stone; △ Laggan Hill (154 m); Glenturret Distillery
Terrain: Mostly good tracks and paths with gentle gradients but section around Baird Monument is overgrown in places and steep on descent, with short muddy section on track soon after.

Route & map

Car park - Lady Mary's Walk along River Earn to G.R.: NN 836218 - Trowan Farm - Sir David Baird's Monument by main access track - descend west to track at G.R.: NN 823217 - Samson's Stone - Laggan Hill - Currochs - join road at G.R.: NN 856226 - Dalvreck - Glenturret Distillery ★★★ by path on west side of burn - return to A85 by path on east side of burn - MacRosty Park - start

Route credit: Walkhighlands (modified)

On our visit

Wildlife: Mallards and goosanders and heron on River Earn, sheep in fields, ripe blackberries and elderberries.
Weather: Mostly sunny with light winds, temperature in mid teens.

[View west from Samson's Stone (foreground)]

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