Glen Lednock is a glen in Perthshire, located to the north west of Crieff.
Before the Highland clearances in the 18th century, this glen supported 21 different settlements comprising over 350 structures and 25 corn-drying kilns. Today, very little evidence is left of these once busy communities along the single track road that runs from Comrie, through the glen, up to Loch Lednock. Windswept and manmade, the loch is part of the Breadalbane Hydro Scheme and visitors can walk up to the massive dam to view the loch and moorland beyond.
The drive up the glen is picturesque, particularly in autumn when heather clothes the surrounding hills with a purple hue and the bracken on the lower ground turns a deep, rich russet. Wildlife abounds and it is said that the area is a favourite habitat of the shy and elusive Scottish wildcat. In the lower reaches of the glen, there is an excellent 4 mile (6 km) way-marked circular walk through woodland and past dramatic waterfalls.
Getting there by railway:- The nearest rail stations are at Perth and Gleneagles. Bus or car hire from there to Comrie/Glen Lednock. Full details from Crieff Tourist Information Centre.
Getting there by aeroplane:- From Glasgow airport follow the M9 to Bridge of Allan, then take the A84 north west to Callander and Lochearnhead. Turn off onto the A85 east towards the village of Comrie, then follow the unclassified road, from the village centre, past the Deil's Cauldron Restaurant into the glen.
From Edinburgh airport follow the M90 to Perth, then take the A85 west to Comrie. Then follow the unclassified road, from the village centre, past the Deil's Cauldron Restaurant and into the glen.
Getting there by ferry:- From the port of Rosyth head north to Perth, then take the A85 west to Comrie. Then follow the unclassified road, from the village centre, past the Deil;s Cauldron into the glen.
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