Auchnafree Hill and Glen Turret

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Auchnafree Hill lies to the north of Crieff at the northern end of Loch Turret. Access to the start point is via a road which runs up Glen Turret to the car park, which lies just below the dam at the south end of the loch.

From the car park the walk follows a good track along the full length of the loch's north-eastern shore, initially level and then rising to 40m above the waters of the loch, before turning east to start the ascent of Auchnafree Hill's southern flanks.

1km short of the summit we leave the track and strike out up the broad slopes to reach the large cairn marking the top. The walk returns following the outward route, with beautiful views along the loch on the way back.

Why not finish off the day with a visit to the Glen Turret Distillery just outside Crieff and try a sample of the local whisky? The distillery claims to be amongst the oldest in Scotland; it is certainly one of the smallest!

Scotland - Northeast Scotland - Perth and Kinross - Countryside


Birds, Great Views, Hills or Fells, Lake/Loch, Mountains, Wildlife
1/14/2007 - Chris Howard

14/1/2007. Wind, light snow/low cloud on the tops, intermittent rain lower down. Timing was perfect but IMPORTANT: at point 812300 (which is c.200 metres before the path turns towards Ton Eich)head NNW NOT NNE. We continued to just before crossing Gilbert's Burn (i.e. at the point that the paths turns at the head of the cwm towards Ton Eich) and headed NNW through foot-deep snow, heather etc., crossed iced-over marsh and picked our way around iced-over lochens and then cut NW when the cairn was in sight (visibility c.100-150 metres). Our recommendation is either to follow the westside of Gilbert's Burn until the marsh/lochens, then skirt W then N around them to reach the cairn OR at point 812300 take the track back up to the left (sort of due W) for a while then head due N to the cairn. Sorry about the detail but in poor visibility, it can be confusing. Just a couple of ravens, a kestrel but loads of mountain hares (and sheep of course ...) Chris & Debs

8/4/2005 - Andrew Kerr

Stunning scenery, not dampened by heavy showers when I was there. What's maybe not so clear from the walk description here is that this is essentially about 7 miles of gentle stroll, with 1.5 miles or so of very steep ascent/descent in the middle! Countless blue mountain hares and gorgeous scenery help you forget the exertion. Recommended.