The Farm road and Lady Mary’s Walk: Walk East through the farm for half a mile or so then turn right at the ruined cottage to join the river at Lady Mary’s Walk. Continue east along the River Earn to Crieff. This is one of the prettiest river walks in central Scotland. An alternative route back west passes The Laggan Farm: duration about one hour.
Baird’s Monument (pictured above): Back up the Farm drive and right and right again, past Monument Cottage. Half an hour’s walk up the hill behind the house takes you to Baird’s Monument. General Sir David Baird “Oor Davie” was an extraordinary military hero from the late 18th and early 19th centuries. It is worth the walk up to his monument just to read the Victorian inscriptions on the stone. The monument stands on the site of Tom-a Chastle: a long gone medieval castle and stronghold of The Earls of Strathearn. You also get some stunning glimpses north to the Grampians through the trees. Duration about one hour. Follow ntlworld or Sir David Baird to find out more about this historical monument.
Samson’s Stone and Puddock’s Pond: Up the hill behind the house again then follow the path round the north side of Monument Hill and up to Samson’s Stone (a glacial erratic) and a panoramic view from Ben Vorlich to the West, Comrie and Melville’s Monument, to the whole sweep of the Grampians to the North and Ochtertyre House (an imposing Adams Mansion, and Crieff to the East. The path takes you east along the old grass covered carriageway then a fork uphill to the south takes you past Puddock’s Pond: strangely at the top of the hill, then leads down to the Eastern end of Trowan Farm or, if more energetic, along the top of Laggan Hill towards Crieff and the Eastern end of Lady Mary’s Walk. Duration 1-2 hours.
There are at least three Munros within a few miles of Trowan: Ben Chonzie, off Glen Lednock to the North and Ben Vorlich and Stuc a’ Chroin to the west by Loch Earn.