GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Moncrieffe Hill

4 miles (6 km)

This large area of woodland near Perth has miles of nice walking trails and some moderate hill climbs to try. There's lots to see including a nice family sculpture trail. Here you'll find pieces including dragonflies, swinging bees, a wooden bench shaped like a slug and a deer made of metal. There's also lots of wildlife to see on the site. Look out for birds such as great-spotted woodpecker and buzzard, as you make your way through the woods.
You can start the walk from the parking area at Wallacetown Wood at the eastern end of the woods. From here you can pick up the woodland footpaths heading west up to Moncrieffe Hill. The summit area, which is known as Moredun Top, is clear and provides fine views over Perth and theFirth of Tay. The route then follows other paths to an Iron Age hill fort and Tarsappie Hill before returning to the car park.
To continue your walking in the Perth area head to the nearby Scone Palace. There's miles of nice trails to try around the extensive grounds and beautiful gardens here.

Moncrieffe Hill OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

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Photos

Moncrieffe-Perth

View over Perth from Moncrieffe Hill

Moncrieffe Hill looking south - geograph.org.uk - 9261

Moncrieffe Hill looking south

Moncrieffe Hill

Moncrieffe Hill

Looking Across Baiglie Farm - geograph.org.uk - 159028

Looking Across Baiglie Farm. Looking across the valley of the River Earn to the ridge of Moncrieffe Hill.

Trig Point on top of Moncreiffe Hill - geograph.org.uk - 1475947

Trig Point on top of the hill. Looking south towards Bridge of Earn and the M90.

Summit cairn of Moncreiffe Hill - geograph.org.uk - 644072

Summit cairn. Good views from the summit towards Perth, Friarton Bridge and Kinnoull Hill.

Socket Stone on Moredun Top Hill Fort - geograph.org.uk - 1279617

Socket Stone on Moredun Top Hill Fort. This large hill fort on the highest point of Moncreiffe Hill at an altitude of 725 feet has an enclosure 530 feet by 330 feet in extent. Dating from the dark ages it is thought to have still been occupied until post Roman times. There are extensive and scenic views in all directions. This stone lies on the southern ramparts and the hole in this socket stone is approx. 10 inches in diameter and shows signs of chisel marks. However, its purpose remains a mystery. The village of Bridge of Earn and the M90 Motorway can be seen in the distance.

Uprooted Beech Tree - geograph.org.uk - 1279561

Uprooted Beech Tree. This uprooted Beech tree lies adjacent to the upper track in the woods on Moncreiffe Hill. Although uprooted and displaying grotesque patterns some branches have struck into the ground and those upright continue to show a vigorous growth. This attractive and varied wood with some superb views over the surrounding countryside is owned by the Woodland Trust Scotland.

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GPS Files

GPX File

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Memory Map Route

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