GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Loch Turret

5 miles (8 km)

This walk visits the stunning Loch Turret near CrieffinPerth and Kinross.
You can start the walk from the car park at the southern end of the loch, next to the dam. From here you can pick up a walking trail heading along the eastern side. of the loch.
There is a circular walk which continues up to Ben Chonzie but this is a challenging hike so you will need to be prepared. The 786 metre high summit of Carn Chois sits just to the west.

Loch Turret OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Loch Turret Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

If you head west you could visit Loch Earn and follow the Glen Ogle trail to nearby Loch Tay.
A few miles to the north east there's Loch Freuchie inGlen Quaich.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Loch Lomond and the Trossachs Walks page.

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby

Photos

Looking across Loch Turret to the dam - geograph.org.uk - 2018029

Looking across Loch Turret to the dam

Ewe and lamb, Loch Turret. - geograph.org.uk - 13170

Ewe and lamb, Loch Turret. These hills are used for sheep farming, and the grazing is good. Beyond the sheep is Loch Turret, once a small natural loch at the head of the glen, supplying water to Crieff. In the 1960s, a large dam was built to form today's reservoir. The water is mostly used by the Grangemouth petrochemicals complex. There is a pipeline direct to Grangemouth.

The track on the east side of Loch Turret - geograph.org.uk - 88426

The track on the east side of Loch Turret

The head of Loch Turret - geograph.org.uk - 325004

The head of the loch. The northern end of the loch which is surrounded by moraines, a common feature of glacial valleys, but particularly abundant here in the upper part of Glen Turret.

Summit of Carn Chois - geograph.org.uk - 465824

Carn Chois. The summit of Charn Chois (786m) above the western side of the loch. Quite a sharp peak, it shows up well in views from Strathearn.

King Kenneth's Cairn - geograph.org.uk - 113716

King Kenneth's Cairn on Choinneachain Hill on the loch's eastern side. A sunlit Glen Eagles can be seen in the distance to the left of the cairn.

Loch Turret and Ben Chonzie - geograph.org.uk - 324615

The loch and Ben Chonzie. The view from the eastern side of the loch, just north of Allt Bhaltair.

Ben Chonzie, towards Loch Turret - geograph.org.uk - 815873

Ben Chonzie, looking towards the loch which lies to the south of this 931 metre high mountain. The gently rounded top of Ben Chonzie drops steeply in the direction of Glen Turret.

Video

GPS Files

GPX File

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Memory Map Route

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