NEW BOOK/REWALK FEBRUARY 2016
Walks Crieff, Comrie & Kinross – Author: Alistair Lawson
Re walked by Richard Hallewell
We completely rewalked the old South Perthshire guide last year. As with the old East Perthshire guide (now Walks Perth, Dunkeld & Blairgowrie) we have changed the title to make the area covered clearer to those less familiar with the Perthshire county boundaries. If you already have a copy of Walks South Perthshire, the vast majority of the routes will be familiar. Having said that, there have been a great many changes on the ground and these are reflected in the new edition.
The splendid hill routes are largely unaltered: the climbs up Ben Vorlich and Ben Chonzie, the hill crossings south of Loch Tay and Loch Earn, the paths through the Ochils and up Bishop Hill. There are some changes in the details, but the routes remain the same. Some of the shorter routes, however, have been more fundamentally altered. Specifically, the description of the routes in the path network around Crieff needed updating, while the paths around Loch Leven have changed considerably since the last rewalk. There is now a fine 13-mile path/cycle route circumnavigating Loch Leven (seecentre left), and this is included in the new edition. Also included is the circuit and hill climb up Ben Shee. This is part of the path network around Glen Devon, in the Ochil Hills, which has become more varied and interesting as the broadleaved woodland regeneration has begun to mature.
This is a splendid walking area, with an enormous variety of routes. The low hill crossing between Comrie and Callander and the den walk around the falls in Glen Lednock (see bottom left) are personal favourites, but there is something for everyone.
There is one final Perthshire rewalk to be completed. A new edition of the old North Perthshire book will be appearing this Spring.
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