The Frandy Reservoirs
Distance: 5 miles/10km
Approximate Time: 120 minutes
Height Gain: 110 metres
Deep within Glen Devon lie two manmade lochs known as The Frandy Reservoirs. These were constructed during the First World War to supply water to the towns of Dunfermline and Rosyth. There are several walking options near the lochs using the private `Water Board` road which meanders up to both reservoirs, the views of nearby hills improving steadily with the ascent. Walkers can return by the same route or, for a more strenuous option, strike out onto the open hill towards the Ochil Hills. Begin at a point just off the A823 Glen Devon to Gleneagles Road. Cars can be parked with consideration off the road.
The Cadger’s Way
Distance: 6 miles/10km (one way only)
Approximate Time: 150 minutes (one way only)
Height Gain: 350 metres
Further Info: 'Walks South Perthshire' Hallewell Pocket Walking Guide available from Perthshire TICs or OS Landranger Map 58.
Walk through the Ochil Hills from Auchterarder to Glen Devon, on an ancient right of way. This walk begins in Abbey Road, near to the centre of Auchterarder, and follows a minor country road across the A9 and then under the railway line before climbing upwards on a fairly steep gradient to reach Cloan, Upper Cloan and Coulshill. The views are magnificent. At Coulshill the right of way begins and follows a distinct track up through the Ochil Hills to the hill pass known as the Cadger’s Yett. This is the highest part of the path (1450ft/420 metres) and from here the route descends through Borland Glen to Glen Devon, passing the Glen Devon Youth Hostel. Return by the same route.
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