Crieff History Trail
The Crieff History Trail is an easy walk around the historic town of Crieff and an opportunity to learn about the major events in the town’s past.
Our walk will take us back to the prehistory of Upper Strathearn that includes evidence of ancient peoples to Roman occupation and to the early beginnings of Crieff as a permanent settlement, including the development of mills and weaving. The towns strategic position has ensured a colourful history that includes cattle droving, Rob Roy, Bonnie Prince Charlie and the Jacobite uprising. In the 17th and 18th century Crieff was a centre of trade, transport and justice with a reputation of boasting a ‘kind gallows’.
We will walk through Crieff’s ancient streets and weather permitting we will walk to the summit of the Knock Hill to get a panoramic view of the town and Strathearn.
Walk duration - 5hrs.
The nature of hill walking potentially involves leaders or other participants in providing close assistance to others. For everybody’s protection those people classified as ‘vulnerable adults’ or young people under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an appropriate carer or responsible adult. No special arrangements are available to provide independent supervision for vulnerable people, and the accompanying carer takes full responsibility for them. The carer or parent is best placed to judge the capability of their charges.
We do ask that you only bring children on a walk if you are confident that they will be able to complete it comfortably. At all times, children must be accompanied by an appropriate adult who must take full responsibility for them.
3. Lower age limits.
No children under the age of 16 are allowed on Extra Hard or Hard walks. Children over the age of 12 are permitted on Medium and Easy walks provided that they are accompanied by a responsible adult.
In common with other similar events and in consideration for others, dogs are not allowed (guide dogs excepted).
Please do not smoke on walks, out of consideration to others.