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Glen Lednock Circular Guided Walk

Glen Lednock Circular Guided Walk

Glen Lednock  Circular Guided Walk
Glen Lednock Circular Guided WalkMay 22nd | Laggan Wood car park

Join Aquila Ecology on this beautiful evening walk taking in a number of different habitats and the potential to see many different species of bird, mammal and plant. 

The walk also takes in the natural wonders of the Wee and Deil's Cauldrons which are spectcular feats of water through rock resulting in spectacular cascades and falls. 

We will start the walk through stunning deciduous woodland of mature coppiced Oak with younger Beech and Norway Spruce where the Bluebells should be in full bloom. As we near the river we will hear the build up of water as we reach the Wee Cauldron followed by the Deil's Cauldron and should also hear the sqeaky high-pitched voices of Coal Tits, Goldcrests and Treecreepers. The whole area is carpeted in lush green mosses, liverworts and ferns - a heaven for botanists.

There will be an optional detour up Dun More and Lord Melville's Monument where we will be rewarded with 360 degree views including the peaks of Ben Vorlich and Ben Chonzie. 

After a steady descent downhill (or along the Glen Lednock road) we will stop to take in the crags and look for raptors such as Kestrel and Peregrine before crossing the river at Shaky Bridge (if open) or at Findulich further along. This will take us along the River Lednock again and past the old Alders at the riverside heading back towards Laggan Wood. 

A short stand of conifer woodland turns back into deciduous with Birch and Oak again along the steep sided gorge. We will walk up to a spur of moorland with a viewpoint offering stunning views of Comrie below. From here it is all downhill and ends back by the River Lednock where wildflowers have been planted and there are wet scrapes providing habitat for Dragonflies and Damselflies.

We will start and end the walk at Laggan Wood car park but will stay around at the end and look for Bats and Otters hunting along the river before heading home or for a well deserved drink.

This is a fairly moderate walk however there are a number of steps and a steep section up to Melville's Monument therefore it may not suit everyone. There are plenty of places to stop and rest along the way. Sturdy footwear should be worn. Bird enthusiasts should bring binoculars.

The cost is £7.50 per person and children under 12 can come free. Well-behaved dogs are welcome, although they could scare the wildlife. 

There are a couple of hotels in Comrie where a well deserved drink can be enjoyed afterwards.

To book your place and arrange payment, please email aquilaecology@gmail.com
Please note, if the weather is heavy rain or strong winds the walk will not go ahead.