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St Fillans to Comrie Railway Walk

6 miles (9 km)

This walk takes you along the old St Fillans and Comrie Railway from St Fillans to Dalchonzie and Comrie. Along the way you'll pass the old stations and viaducts with views of the River Earn and the surrounding hills to enjoy as well.
You start off in the little village of St Fillans on the eastern shores of Loch Earn. Here you can still see the well preserved old St Filans station buildings which closed in 1951.
The route then follows the dismantled railway line south east, passing St Fillans Hill and crossing the River Earn as you approach Dalchonzie. Here the walk picks up a quiet country lane taking you past Dalchonzie House and then into Comrie. To extend the walk head north to visit the splendid Deil's Cauldron. Here you'll find a cascading waterfall and several pools resembling a boiling cauldron.
To continue your walking in the area try the Loch Earn Walk which takes you to a fine viewpoint above the loch. You could also pick up the Lochearnhead to St Fillans Railway Walk which will take you west along another section of the railway to Lochearnhead.

St Fillans to Comrie Railway OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

St Fillans to Comrie Railway Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

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Lochearnhead, St Fillans and Comrie Railway - geograph.org.uk - 2247083

Lochearnhead, St Fillans and Comrie Railway

Concrete viaduct on dismantled Comrie to St Fillans railway - geograph.org.uk - 660088

Concrete viaduct on dismantled Comrie to St Fillans railway. Several of the bridges on this line were made of concrete, which was unusual in the 1890's

Arches of disused railway, St Fillans - geograph.org.uk - 3239959

Arches of disused railway, St Fillans

River Earn near A85 at Dunira, Comrie - geograph.org.uk - 2421553

River Earn near A85 at Dunira, Comrie

Dismantled railway near River Earn, Dalchonzie, Perthshire - geograph.org.uk - 1578236

Dismantled railway near River Earn, Dalchonzie, Perthshire. The railway which once connected Loch Earn, and beyond, with Perth was a victim of the Beeching cuts in the 1960s. The old track has been removed to provide a delightful path for walkers along parts of the route from Comrie to St Fillans, thus avoiding the busy main road and revealing parts of the river not visible from the roadway.

Trackbed of the old St Fillans to Lochearnhead railway - geograph.org.uk - 945315

Trackbed of the old St Fillans to Lochearnhead railway Running along the north shore of Loch Earn.

Station approach, St Fillans (geograph 3241459)

Station approach, St Fillans. The station as such has been disused for many years but has become a static caravan site. Concrete abutments of the railway embankment to the right.

Dundurn from near the old Comrie - St Fillans railway line - geograph.org.uk - 1590177

Dundurn from near the old Comrie - St Fillans railway line. St Fillans Hill towers over the hamlet of Dundurn but, in reality, in only a few hundred feet high and once housed an ancient hill fort.

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