st fillans monster close up

The Crocodile and the frog

The Crocodile and The Frog, no it’s not some fairy tale but a couple of painted rocks on the outskirts of St Fillans in Perthshire.  The St Fillans Monster, also known as a crocodile, is a short walk outside of the village. it has been here as long as Mrs Foodie remembers.  Legend has it that it was painted by local teenagers and the tradition has been carried on.

St Fillans Rock

Driving into St Fillans from the East you will easily see the frog at the side of the road, nestling within bushes.  Keep driving and on the right-hand side, you will see space for a single car.  Look out for the speed limit slash signs.

St Fillans Frog

st Fillans frog close up

Where is the Frog Rock

St Fillans Crocodile

The St Fillans Crocodile is just off Sustrans Scotland Route 7, there are signs within the village for the Railway Path.   Walk up to the old railway bridge and turn right and follow the path for around 15 mins and you will see the rock on your left.

st fillans monster

st fillans monster close up

Where is the Crocodile


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I am Emma and with my husband Mark write Foodie Explorers, which is a food and travel website.

I am a member of the Guild of Food Writers and British Guild of Travel Writers.

We have a wide range of judging experience covering products, hotels and have judged, for example, for Great Taste Awards and Scottish Baker of the Year.

Along the way Mark gained WSET Level 2 in Wine and I have WSET Level 2 in Spirits as well as picking up an award with The Scotsman Food and Drink Awards.    

Usually I can be found sleeping beside a cat.

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