The Knock Path
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A two hour circular walk from Crieff with a steep climb to The Knock with it's fine panoramic views before returning via a conifer forest and an old drovers road.
As you begin your ascent to the top of The Knock watch for the shy, red bushy tailed residents of the mixed woodland. Beneath your feet, the rock has smaller stones set within it and is known as 'pudding stone' for its resemblance to a kind of fruit pudding.
The panoramic views from the summit are well worth the effort, revealing the dramatic contrast between the fertile plains of the Lowlands and the rugged mountains of the Highlands.
Descend through the conifer forest to cross the busy A85 to Highlandman Loan, so named for the drovers who used the road to avoid paying Crieff's heavy tolls.
Tread the way of the pall-bearers along Spoke Road, the ancient coffin road to Crieff. Callum's Hill takes you through a hospitable wood of oak before returning through the backstreets of Crieff.
The Crieff Hydro
The Crieff Hydro has been open since 1868. Today it is a hotel with over 60 onsite activities, making it a big draw for families and couples seeking fun and adventure. The complex has seven restaurants, cafes and bars, 215 bedrooms in the hotel and 55 self-catering lodges. The Crieff Hydro is part of a family of 8 fabulous hotels across Perthshire, The Borders and West Highlands.
There are numerous short walks in the Crieff area and the Hotel is a perfect base for summer and winter mountaineering in the Highlands. For cyclists, what could be better for the soul than 900 acres of freedom? Stick to the paths, or choose your own route. Bicycle and helmet hire are available.Read more...