A Sunday Adventure up Lundie Craigs

A Sunday Adventure up Lundie Craigs

Kirsten Stewart

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This week's Sunday adventure took Mac and I up the Lundie Craigs. This walk is located just off the Tullybarcett Road to Dundee from Coupar Angus (A923). The car park is located opposite Ledyatt Fishing Loch, there is usually plenty of spaces however, it can get busy at the weekends.

 

Take care crossing the main road to walk up the track passed the farm buildings on your left. Be aware that this is track that is used by vehicles travelling up and down to the fishing loch. Following this track up through trees and alongside fields, there are some beautiful views. We were lucky today as it was cold and sunny allowing us to get views back toward Pitlochry. This track goes all the way to the fishing loch, Mac and turned left and walked round the gate. As you approach the loch, the beautiful Lundie Craigs appear. When looking up there is a mast - this is near the top where Mac and I ended up.

The next stage of the walk can go one of two ways - it doesn't really matter which way you go as you can do this route as a loop.

We walked up the track a bit and then turned right through the wood and followed this rough bike track all the way up through the heather up into the wood. In the wood again on the right is a small gate to what looks like a drop. Be careful if you have a dog as the drops are steep and there are often sheep in this part of the walk. I popped Mac on the lead and went through the gate. The views at this point are stunning, looking back and down on the fishing loch and then along to the Craggs the other way. The paths are narrow at this point and can be a wee bit slippy. I am super clumsy and I haven’t fallen yet so imagine most walkers would manage it with care.

The paths were extra slippy today due to the snow, we managed fine though and marched on. By this point I’m roasting but I know this walk well and it’s always windy once through that gate. Sure enough I wasn’t wrong. We walked all the way along to the top, through another gate next to the mast (be careful as sometimes there are cows in this next field) and it was simply outstanding today! The view is almost 360 degrees - over to Dundee, back to Aberfeldy, over to Blairgowrie and Cairngorms and Angus Glens. I just love it up there - it’s so peaceful and beautiful. Over in the distance is Kinpurney Hill (from last week’s adventure).

Once Mac and I had finished gawping at the scenery we headed down the main path to another gate and followed it down and turned left. We followed this path back down passing the point where we originally split off to head up the rough bike track. We re-traced our steps back down the track and all the way back to the main road and car park.

This is a great walk - going at a pace it will take around 1.5 hours with some steep ascents. If out for a leisurely stroll it may take a bit longer. There is also another lovely walk accessed from the same car park into Hallyburton Woods. Ether walk will provide you with lovely views and a chance to get out with your four legged buddy!