Craig Rossie (Ochil Hills)

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From the very flat Earn Valley the northern slopes of the Ochil Hills are mostly grass-covered, rounded hills, but Craig Rossie stands out with its steep north face and sheer cliff-face to the east.

This route takes the easy way up by following a vehicle track on the west side of the hill and approaching the summit from the south side. On the way to the top, the route takes in the smaller Ben Effrey with its ancient hill-fort. The top provides excellent views over Strathearn to the Perthshire hills beyond, see Walks 1891 and 2093.

The return route follows a narrow path down the steep, grass-covered north face to rejoin the outward route at Pairney Farm.

Scotland - Northeast Scotland - Perth and Kinross - Countryside


Great Views, Hills or Fells
8/24/2011 - Robert Gemmell

Good walk, but just a note to say that the described descent is very tough going, especially during the summer months when the vegetation can be very long with all signs of any path completely hidden by bracken and long grass. A slightly better way down could be to descend from Craig Rossie's western top. Head northwest down the ridge toward Pairney Farm. Much of this way is less steep with some sheep paths and quad bike tracks.

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