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Walking with Stones

Visiting cairns, standing stones and cup & ring marked stones the walk leader will seek to illuminate walkers about these ancient sites and the farming communities of this Strath.

Mostly on old drove roads, some country roads and 1km scrabbling across tussocks this walk threads together 6 neolithic sites and one pictish cross in and about the highland boundary fault line by Crieff. Visiting cairns, standing stones and cup & ring marked stones, the walk leader will seek to illuminate walkers about these ancient sites and the farming communities of this Strath who, some 4000 years ago, erected these monuments in this breathtaking landscape hoping that participants will come away from the walk recognizing that these sites represent a much more significant entity than merely a sum of their parts.

Walk date:
Monday 8th October, 2018
Walk leader:
Andrew Finlayson
Crieff meet time / Walk start time:
9:00 am / 9:45 am
Walk end time / Crieff return time:
3:15 pm / 3:30 pm (estimated)
Total distance / Total ascent / High point:
14 km / 200 m / 290 m
Minibus provided
Ticket price:
Tickets are sold out or not yet/no longer on sale.


Safety notesGear requiredMap of start locationWalk T&Cs

Walk duration - 5.5hrs

For Medium, Hard and Extra Hard walks we ask walkers to make sure they have full hillwalking gear, by which we mean definitely the following: Boots, warm clothing, warm/quick drying trousers (not denim jeans), waterproof jacket and over trousers, rucsac, hat, gloves, spare fleece, packed lunch, spare food and drink, small personal first aid kit including any medications, mobile phone, headtorch, and bivvy bag if you have one, and possibly also these other items, depending on personal preference: Gaiters, rucsac cover, walking poles, spare socks, map, compass, GPS, lipsalve, camera.

1. Risk.
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.

2. Children.
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.

4. Dogs.
In common with other similar events and in consideration for others, dogs are not allowed (guide dogs excepted).

5. Smoking.
Please do not smoke on walks, out of consideration to others.

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