WalkAlyth - Muirton & Johnshill
A walk past fruit fields and farmland with views to Alyth and the Sidlaw Hills. The route follows minor roads and some rough tracks and waymarked paths.
From Alyth Square walk towards the Alyth Traditional Fish Bar then down Airlie Street till you reach St. Ninian’s Church on your right. Turn right into St. Ninian’s Road. Continue along this road ignoring the path signed for Johnshill Road just past the last of the houses. Pass West Pitnacree Farm and continue along the road eventually reaching Muirton Farm. The track continues through the farm to meet another track at a large tree and a sign for Drimmie Woods.
Turn right for Drimmie Woods. Ignore a track into a field on your right, and pass a corrugated hut used in the past to house fruit pickers.
The tree lined rough track continues uphill. After about 5 minutes where the track curves left, look for another green path sign for Alyth via Johnshill on your right climbing through a line of trees.
The narrow path climbs to meet a larger track where a post with a core path arrow directs you right behind the rear of a house. The house owner does not object to responsible walkers.
Go through a metal gate and enter a wooded area where the path can be overgrown and uneven to reach a field gate. Pass through the gate onto a rough track.
The track reaches another field gate and a minor tarmac road at Johnshill farm. Turn right, and continue on this road ignoring any paths on the right all the way to Alyth. When you meet Bamff Road turn right to return to Alyth Square.
Distance: 4.2 miles
Duration: 2 hours
Stout shoes or boots required. Water and food.
Public toilets at Café in the Square when open. Find opening hours here.
OS Landranger map 53 / OS Explorer map 381
Start and Finish point is Alyth Market Square. Free car parking is available in the Market Square with 2 electric vehicle charging points.
Bus services 57 & 57x between Perth and Dundee stop at the Market Square as does the 128 service between Kirriemuir and Alyth.