18th February 2012, Comrie, Perthshire
An easy walk to a dramatic gorge and waterfall on the River Lednock, followed by a short steep climb to Lord Melville's monument. The walk is on OS map 51.
Where to meet: Towards the western end of Comrie, there is a car park just off the main road (Dundas Street) on School Road (this is between the two right-angled bends on the main road). The walk is signposted from here as the Glen Lednock circular.
When to meet: It's not a long walk, so let's meet at 12 and aim to be walking by 12.30pm.
High tea:Royal Hotel, Melville Square, Comrie, 4.30 for 5pm. Tel 01764 679200. The hotel is in the centre of the village, set back on the main square.
What if it's wet?:Looks like Crieff Visitor Centre would be the most convenient, with an exhibition about the life and times of the drovers, and a garden centre, gift shop and restaurant. More details here.
How to get to the walk: Comrie lies on the A85 between St Fillans and Crieff. From the car park, the walk starts up the main road, then when it turns sharp left, continue straight on up Monument Road. The walk is up the River Lednock, and then optionally up the hill to Lord Melville's monument. For pictures and details of the walk, click here.
Who's coming? :
Pete, Mhairi and Chris
Philippa, Phil (and Scamp makes a come-back)
Mike, Joy and the boys (but they're only coming if Max and Archie come)
Alistair, Elsepth and Morag
Alexander and Ella
Marion, Rachel and Adam (and Freddie)
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