Glen Turret to Glen Lednock
This scenic walk connects two of Stathearn’s most attractive glens. The walk starts at the Loch Turret dam car park (822 265) and paraphrasing from Bob Money’s excellent West Perthshire Hill Guide “from the dam, looking down the loch we see the slopes of Carn Chois on your left dropping down almost 1,300ft to the loch. At the fare end of the water, the long ascent of Ben Chonzie can be seen rising to the shoulder of the ben, and upwards to the summit at over 3,000ft.”
Turning our back on this wonderful view we head south down a well-defined track which then bears away to the west / north west taking us around the back to Beinn Liath with views of Comrie and the Strath on your left and the bleak windswept hills to your right, with the trail abruptly ending at a small open plateau (GR 785 263). From here we drop down across some open moorland and fields into Glen Lednock, picking up the path running south along the River Lednock until we reach a footbridge (GR 765 244) allowing us to cross the river and follow a path up to Lord Melville’s Monument atop Dun More. This monument was erected by admirers of Henry Dundas, the first Viscount Melville in 1812 and offers panoramic views of the surrounding countryside.
Finally we drop down through the forest on the eastern side of dun More to the ‘Deil’s Cauldron’ waterfall before walking down towards Comrie and our pick up point.
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.