The Knock Path

Viewpoint, Knock of Crieff © Scott Cormie
Knock of Crieff Summit © Scott Cormie
Knock of Crieff from Torlum Hill © Richard Murray

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.

Trail Leaflet

Download and print a trail leaflet produced by Perth and Kinross Council Ranger Service that describes eight walks in the Crieff area.

Ordnance Survey Maps

Purchase Landranger (1:50,000) and Explorer (1:25,000) Ordnance Survey maps of the area direct from Ordnance Survey