Strathearn Harriers - New Year's Day Run 2014

Running routes

Strathearn really is a great place for running. From start points in Crieff and Comrie there are routes going up, down and along in every direction on roads, tracks and paths. There are great runs up at Loch Turret too.

The map below lets you scan the area for places that look interesting for a run. The list underneath it is just a selection of the many runs that Harriers enjoy, and of course there is almost endless scope to mix'n'match to find a run that does it for you.

  • All the runs shown (except the Comrie Hills Relay legs and the Loch Earn south ridge) are circular ie starting and finishing in the same place.
  • Distances and ascents are approximate and should be taken as a guide only.
  • Most routes are shown from club run start points at Taylor Park and the Recreation Centre in Crieff and the Royal Hotel in Comrie. Obviously that means distances for the routes titled Crieff 10k, Knock race and Comrie Fortnight Hill Race are not strictly accurate.
  • Route types are also a guide only - most routes have some mixture of terrain.
  • I haven't suggested a direction in which to do each run - that's a matter of personal preference and of course it means you get two potential runs for the price of one!
  • Click the Route name to see a map of the route in a new window.
  • Maps are at 1:25,000 scale and in pdf format that can be printed if you find that useful.

Crieff

Route name and map link Start Point Type of Run Miles Kilometres Ascent
Lady Mary's Walk Taylor Park car park Mixed 3 4.5 150m
Laggan Hill Taylor Park car park Off road 3.5 5.5 220m
Culcrieff and the Knock Taylor Park car park Off road 4.8 7.6 350m
Barvick Falls Taylor Park car park Mixed 5 8 350m
Loch Monzievaird Taylor Park car park Off road 5.7 9.2 400m
Crieff 10k Route Taylor Park car park Mixed 6.2 10 220m
Gilmerton and Monzie Circuit Taylor Park car park Mixed 6.5 10.5 400m
Alichmore and the Pipe Taylor Park car park Mixed 7.3 11.8 420m
The Knock Race Route Crieff Recreation Centre Mixed 5.3 8.6 420m
Milton of Cultoquhey Crieff Recreation Centre Road 6.7 10.8 250m
The Balloch Crieff Recreation Centre Mixed 8 13 425m
Bennybeg Loop Crieff Recreation Centre Off road 8 13 200m

Loch Turret

Route name and map link Start Point Type of Run Miles Kilometres Ascent
Coinneachan Hill (short) Loch Turret car park Hill 5 8.2 475m
Loch Turret Circuit Loch Turret car park Off road 5.6 9 250m
Coinneachan Hill (long) Loch Turret car park Hill 10.2 16.5 655m

Comrie

Route name and map link Start Point Type of Run Miles Kilometres Ascent
Comrie Circular Walk Royal Hotel Comrie Off road 3.8 6.1 285m
Monument Run Royal Hotel Comrie Off road 4.2 6.8 355m
Ruchilside and Cowden Braes Royal Hotel Comrie Off road 4.8 7.7 265m
Shaky Bridge and the Mam Road Royal Hotel Comrie Off road 5.6 9 385m
Mill of Fortune and Drumchork Royal Hotel Comrie Off road 7.1 11.5 300m
Glenartney Ruchil car park Off road 9 14.4 560m
Comrie Fortnight Hill Race Laggan Park Off road 5 7.8 335m
Comrie Hills Relay Race Leg 1 Laggan Park Hill 6.8 11 527m
Comrie Hills Relay Race Leg 2 Shaky Bridge, Glen Lednock Hill 4.5 7 484m
Comrie Hills Relay Race Leg 3 Coishavachan, Glen Lednock Hill 7.8 12.6 712m
Comrie Hills Relay Race Leg 4 Funtulich, Glen Lednock Hill 6.8 11 385m
Loch Earn South Ridge St Fillans Golf Course Hill 8.1 13 1028m