Lady Mary’s Walk is a popular route in Crieff which runs along the banks of the River Earn.
This route was named after Lady Mary Murray’s whose family were local landowners in the early 19th century. The picturesque route through woodland and along the banks of the River Earn features an avenue of mature oak, beech, lime and sweet chestnut trees.
Some of the larger trees are over 150 years old and the walk can be enjoyed at any time of year. It is particularly beautiful during the autumnal months when beech trees are a display of rust and gold. Herons, kingfishers, grey wagtails, oystercatchers and dippers live on the river and otters have been seen at dusk.
For a longer walk, turn right through a gap in the old railway embankment (at the end of Lady Mary's Walk) and the circular route onto nearby Laggan Hill is well signposted. This walk goes through mixed woodland and gives splendid views to the surrounding countryside.
There are many well placed seats and viewpoints along the way and Lady Mary’s Walk, which has been upgraded to make it accessible to wheelchairs and pushchairs. It forms part of the Crieff Waymarked Walks network and further information is available from Crieff Visitor Information Centre
Getting there by railway:- The nearest rail stations are at Perth and Gleneagles. Bus or car hire from there to Crieff. 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 northwest to Callander and Lochearnhead. Then take the A85 east to Crieff. Lady Mary's Walk is located close to the town centre, near MacRosty Park. From Edinburgh Airport follow the M90 to Perth, then take the A85 west to Crieff.
Getting there by ferry:- From the port of Rosyth head north to Perth, then take the A85 west to Crieff. Lady Mary's Walk is located close to the town centre, near MacRosty Park.
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