|Milquhanzie Hill from
Milton of Abercairny
|Estimated net time||1½-2 hours|
|Drinking water||No access to running water.|
|GSM coverage||Coverage throughout the route (April 2012).|
|Parking||Room for a couple of cars around trail head.|
|Start height||92 metres|
|Vertical metres||295 metres for the roundtrip.|
|Trip distance||6.1 km|
From the A85/A822 junction north-east of Crieff drive 1.9 km east on road A85. Turn left onto a mountain road and find parking where the mountain road does a sharp left 30-40 metres from A85.
Walk 2.2 km uphill on the mountain road to its highest point, at 300 metres. Leave the road to the left, and find your best route across heather and grass to the summit. The summit has a wooden power mast close to the highest point.
Descend by reversing your ascent route.
29. April 2012
We were due to move onwards from Crieff this Sunday, and since I woke up quite early I decided to do a short morning hike before breakfast. My target was Milquhanzie Hill, which I had seen from the Crieff golf club when I picked up Håvard and Jon there the day before. The maps I had were a little confusing in terms of what is the actual summit, so I decided to have a go and rely also on my personal observations. When I got up to the highest point of the road I decided to turn left in order to head towards two of the three summit candidates. And when I got to the candidate which didn't have any exact altitude on any of my maps I concluded that this probably is the highest point, and definitely higher than the point 200 metres further south-west.
This hike was very refreshing, on a fantastic morning, and after a short summit
stop I headed back down in order to drive back to the hotel for a well deserved
breakfast. After breakfast Håvard and me drove west in order to hike Ben Lomond,
while the others headed for Glasgow and a Saturday night in West End.