Cultybraggan POW camp walk – (SORRY – CANCELLED DUE TO VERY LITTLE DEMAND)
Step back in history at Cultybraggan camp. POW camp 21 was built in 1941 to house category A prisoners and was known as a ‘black camp’ to house the most committed and fanatical German POWs. Discover the history of the camp, how it was run and some interesting and unusual stories of the time it held prisoners. Not least is the story of Heinrich Steinmeyer who when he died in 2014 left a bequest of £384,000 to the local village of Comrie. Cultybraggan camp is one of the best preserved purpose-built WWII prisoner of war camps in Britain. After the war the camp had use as military training camp then during the ‘Cold War’ it was the site of a Royal Observer Corps underground monitoring station in case of nuclear attack. In the 1990s the camp was equipped to act as the underground secure Regional Government Headquarters for Scottish Government and communications. The walk will be led by a member of Comrie Heritage Trust.
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.