Ben Chonzie and Auchnafree Hill

At the edge of the Southern Highlands, Ben Chonzie (also known as 'Ben-y-hone') and Auchnafree Hill dominate the landscape immediately north of the towns of Crieff and Comrie. Their soft rolling outlines seen from afar hide crags and dark lochans. Various routes approach from different directions, each giving a different perspective of the hills.

Main route summary


To hike up Ben Chonzie and Auchnafree Hill, a fine circular route begins from Loch Turret to the south of these hills, just north of Crieff. This fine route uses an excellent track for much of the approach and return, with fence-lines aiding navigation on the higher ground.

The hills can be accessed separately and more directly, Ben Chonzie from wild Glen Lednock to the south-west and Auchnafree Hill from the upper reaches of Glen Almond to the east - these routes are described in 'Alternative Routes' below.


Munros Ben Chonzie (931m, Munro 249)
 
Corbetts Auchnafree Hill (789m)
 
Ascent 1020m (3,350ft)
Distance       18km (11m)
Time walking : 6hr*
running : 2:45hr
*Naismith's rule : 4km/h distance + 600m/h ascent

Start/finish   Glen Turret Reservoir
(grid ref : NN821264)

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Terrain
easy difficult
Navigation
easy testing
Effort
stroll long day
Scenery
ok stunning
 
Meanings  Ben Chonzie : 'mossy hill'
Auchnafree Hill : 'hill of the deer forest field'




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