Sunday, 14 August 2011

A circular local walk around Monk Myre

 At the Rosemount end of Blairgowrie on the Coupar Angus Road there is a small lay by where you can park your car, take care crossing over onto the pavement as it is a busy road.  Take the road on the left where there is a house sign-posted Larkrise and follow the track.

 You will come upon hundreds of poly tunnels where all the strawberries are being grown on raised platforms, much of the land around here belongs to the Co-op, so that is where the strawberries will end up. All the rows and rows of strawberries was an impressive sight.  After passing the first field of tunnels take the track to the right where you will come to a field. The field has just been ploughed but there was a gate over the other side so it was easy enough just to walk around the edge of the field.

 Before I got to the gate I managed to photograph a group of herons.
 Once through the gate follow the path to the left and admire the area of water called Monk Myre an absolutely fabulous place to observe waterfowl.

 Keep following the track and you will come to a gate which takes you back onto a road at East Myreriggs, turn right and this road will take you back onto the main Coupar Angus Road.

From the Coupar Road you can easily link into a path on the left signposted Lochside, and I think you can park in here, which will take you along past Stormont Loch and Hare Myre which I have blogged about before.  Of course you don't need to take a car at all as all these paths are very straightforward to get to from the B&B, depends how energetic you are feeling!

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