Start. Weem Wood car park.
Route. Weem Wood car park - Rock of Weem - St David's Well - Weem Wood car park.
Notes. The steep craggy slopes above the village of Weem are home to many legends of dragons and demons which are said to haunt the cliffs and caves. This steep but straight forward walk follows way-marked paths through Weem Wood visiting St David's Well, a hermits retreat used by St Cuthbert in the early days of Christianity. Our little guide book promised stunning views over Strathtay and Aberfeldy, unfortunately while we'd been out sight seeing the weather had rolled in, the views now not so stunning.
We parked in Weem Wood car park a stones throw from the impressive pile of 16th century Castle Menzies. Our route followed way-marked paths up steep slopes under overhanging crags, we passed cup and ring carvings, a hermits cave and St David's Well, not a dragon nor demon to be seen. A short loop but well worth the effort, every now and then clearings in the wood gifted us with promised views over Strathtay, far too soon we found ourselves descending back to the parked car.
Not a bad short walk one to do in Autumn I think, see you again Weem Wood and next time perhaps the odd dragon or demon.
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Snowdrops blanket the car park edges at Weem Wood.
A steep ascent in the rain....
....leads to low cliffs and a jumble of boulders.
Views over Strathtay from what feels like a very special place in the woods.
This special place in the woods contains cup and ring marks....
....a form of prehistoric art.
Under the Rock of Weem.
Maybe not as old as it seems, this cross marks the site of a small cave, a hermits retreat used by St Cuthbert in the early days of Christianity....
....and St David's Well.
Hunting for dragons and demons in the nooks and crannies of the Rock of Weem.
When the cliffs end a steep descent follows.
Our route through Weem Wood.
Slightly off our route but worth a mention, Castle Menzies the 16th century seat of the Menzies of Menzie.
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