Walk: Standing Stone Circular, Comrie

Wednesday 31 October - 10:30am
NB CHANGE OF DATE FROM 24 TO 31 OCTOBER Park at the Laggan Car Park on the Crieff side of Comrie

The path follows the course of the River Lednock climbing steadily up through Laggan Wood heading due east. Crossing the road we pick up a footpath by a signpost (missing its sign)at grid ref NN 79073 23156 descending through a boggy section to a stone built bridge. The route ascends in a northerly direction then turns east joining an undulating estate road skirting round the north of Craig More. We will be  following the estate road steadily climbing keeping Mount Pleasant with Charles’ wood on our left. The route stays on the estate road and is now headed north with the Balmenoch Burn on our left. Taking the left fork just south of Breafordie, we head east between two lochans. We cross the moor heading west to take us round the base of the hill the of the stone circle (remains of). The view from the stones is tremendous; there are views right across Strathearn to the East, to the West Ben Vorlich and to the South. The return route follows a combination of tracks and paths crossing moorland steadily descending down to a road, following the road down hill to pick up the original track at (grid ref NN 79073 23156) and returning to the car park. The distance is about 6.5 miles and will take 4 - 5 hours with a break so bring a packed lunch and a drink with you.  Boots, gaiters and poles are advised.  The Comrie Hotel is close to the car park for coffee at the end of the walk.

Please let Max know if you intend to come on the walk - maxwellpenfold@blueyonder.co.uk