Walk: RIVER EARN NB Change of venue

Friday 23 February - 10:30am
Meet at the Stuart Visitor Centre Car Park for a walk of five miles, three hours.

Lottie writes: The visitor centre is on the right as you approach Crieff.  It has free parking, toilets and a coffee shop.  Please park in the further part of the car park to allow access to centre. The original plan had been to climb Craig Rossie hill from Auchterarder but, with the snow and cold weather we have had lately, I think a flat walk on a path along a river bank would be a safer option!  Having trialled the walk yesterday I also realised that the part of the walk along by the river was more interesting and less muddy so the plan is to meet at the visitor centre and walk along the river until the path leaves the river where the old pillars of the Crieff to Gleneagles railway line crosses it.  The views going back are wonderful (at least they were yesterday!) and this saves all problems of transport from Muthill.  Also by returning the same way, the length of the walk can be adjusted if the weather isn’t too good. Details of the walk can be found at Walkhighlands website at https://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/perthshire/muthill.shtml but please remember that we are starting at the visitor centre and returning the way we came - not going all the way to Muthill! The walk could be muddy in places, depending on the weather, so walking boots or strong shoes are essential.  Also take something to eat and drink although we will be back at the visitor centre in time for a bowl of soup!  Keen birdwatchers might also want binoculars. Please let me know if you are coming so we can arrange transport.  Hope to see you there.

Lottie lottiegregory@gmail.com