Walking with the Wild Plants
Join Strathearn Herbalist, Claire Mullan, for a walk along the hedgerows around Muthill to discover the wonder of the wild weeds. Learn about the healing properties, folklore and traditional uses of local plants including leaves, bark and roots available in the late spring. Strathearn still provides an abundance of wild hedgerow plants readily accessible in the quiet lanes and pathways around Crieff and Muthill. The walk will largely focus on the plant types available in late May. The last leg of the walk will return via Muthill’s new cycle path.
Walk duration - 5 hrs Essentially a flat route. Dips down to the river then 183ft (55.8m) climb back to starting point. Bring a packed lunch. We’ll stop by the river in good weather or under the bridge if raining. A camera, notebook and small flora if you’re keen.
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.