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  • Heritage Paths - Search for Paths by Map
    join the road over the Lairig Mile Marcachd to Kenmore Lairig Mile Marcachd the pass of the mile of riding is so named because of the level part on the summit Heritage Information A road has linked Amulree and Kenmore for a very long time and a route is shown in Roy s Military Survey of 1747 55 The route shown in Roy is the road that runs to the south of Loch Freuchie although both roads are later shown in early OS maps It looks like the road shown in Roy was the more important of the two but the track to the north will see far less vehicular traffic and so is likely the more pleasant to walk Interestingly the route shown in Roy goes completely off the track that we currently use at NN804421 to the west and crosses the current road at the car park before entering Kenmore from the east None of this old section of the road is shown on current maps and so is likely to be completely gone Haldane s book The Drove Roads Of Scotland 1952 suggests that the drove road between Kenmore and Amulree continued in use until the early

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    Comrie Drove Road Start location Ardtalnaig NN 702 393 End location just south of Coishavachan NN 743 273 Geographical area Path Type Drove Road Path distance 0km Accessibility info Suitable for pedestrians Back to Search Route Description Our route description runs from south to north A quiet public road heads up Glen Lednock from Comrie as far as Coishavachan From there continue north along a track on the west side of the Invergeldie Burn The track crosses to the east side of the burn and and heads north east towards Ben Chonzie but before long at NN755291 take a left turn and follow the track back to the Invergeldie Burn and up it to its end Continue NNW up to the bealach 633m by a boggy and indistinct path which loses itself in the peaty terrain Descend north west across the grassy hillside no path to the footbridge and SRWS signpost just east of Dunan near the head of Glen Almond This section is very featureless and in bad visibility a map and compass are essential particularly if doing this route in reverse and climbing from the footbridge towards the bealach From Dunan go north by a rough road over

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    to Balquhidder and the Kirkmichael to Ballinluig Drove Road General Wade s Military Road from Crieff to Aberfeldy the Balquhidder Road and the Comrie to Callander Hill Track Our route description runs from south to north A quiet public road runs from Comrie up Glen Lednock Just before Coishavachan take the left fork which after 1km crosses the bridge over the River Lednock NN732279 Continue by the tarred road on the south side of the reservoir then go around its head across the river and climb north east up grassy slopes for almost 1 2 km to reach the old indistinct track which climbs north west up the hillside Careful route finding is necessary as there are many sheep tracks over the south west shoulder of Creag Uchdag and the col that you are aiming for between Ruadh Mheall and Creag Uchdag is rather featureless Beyond it go NNW down the grassy glen with barely any trace of a path to the site of old shielings at the head of the Finglen Burn Below there a path appears and leads down the right bank of the burn to Ardeonaig OS Landranger 51 Loch Tay Heritage Information According to ARB Haldane

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    distance 14 7km Accessibility info Suitable for pedestrians Back to Search Route Description Start from the Mill Glen carpark at the top of Upper Mill Street in Tillicoultry and go up the path high on the east side of Mill Glen An alternative which is more scenic is to follow the path up the glen itself crossing and recrossing the stream which cascades in many waterfalls down this narrow defile and at the point where this path begins to descend above the junction of the Gannel and Daiglen burns climb steeply up the grassy hillside to join the upper path Continue NE along this path on a long rising traverse above the Gannel Burn to the pass to the north west of King s Seat Hill Then turn NW over the pass 570m skirting west of Skythorn Hill path indistinct and down the Broich Burn high above its east bank until opposite Backhills Cross the Broich Burn below Backhills and go NW no path round the head of Upper Glendevon Reservoir over boggy ground Cross the River Devon and go NW up Glen Bee to join a good track at the watershed and go down the Glen of Kinpauch or over Kinpauch Hill to Kinpauch and the A9 road Cross this very busy dual carriageway with great care to reach Blackford We have recently heard that due to ongoing construction work for the Burnfoot Wind Farm normal access rights in the area have been suspended An alternative route is suggested a path around the north side of the Upper Glendevon Reservoir instead of the route around the south side as detailed above The work is scheduled for completion by the end of February 2011 For more information please contact the windfarm site office on 01259 781605 OS Landranger 58 Perth

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    reach the end of the public road in Glen Artney 300 metres from the bridge over the Water of Ruchill From there the road goes down the south side of Glen Artney to Comrie Better for walkers than following the public road is to not cross the bridge over the Water of Ruchill but to cross a stile and go NE to a bridge over the Allt Srath a Ghlinne and follow a path then a track on the north side of the Water of Ruchill Approaching Blairmore where the track goes uphill keep straight on along a path through woods to the continuation of the track which becomes a minor public road at Dalrannoch 2 5km from Comrie For cyclists who d prefer not to bike along the tarmacced road to Comrie it is suggested that the north side of the river can be regained via the bridge north of Dalchruin NN718169 then the walking route described above can be followed a short section is reported to be boggy but most is fine OS Landranger 57 Stirling The Trossachs area Heritage Information This hill track running from Comrie to Callander passes up Glen Artney and thence down the Keltie Water Tom Weir interviewed the shepherd of Glen Artney Pat Macnab for the June 1977 issue of the Scots Magazine Pat was brought up at the Auchinner My grandfather died in it and my uncle left Glen Artney only eight years before my father came to it so the Macnabs have a long connection with the top of the glen My daughter was the first lassie to be married in the wee kirk for 50 years The school in the glen is now closed but in Pat s day there were 27 on the register It s the only school

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    field on the left to a junction L for Lennoxtown but we continue following the Glazert crossing it by footbridge until nearing Glazertbank Rd where it has become 9 12ft broad and tree lined Again slip through gates and footbridge until it reaches the B822 where a fingerpost points to Milton of Campsie Once through a slip through gate the track continues past Lennoxlea Cottage Just after the next footbridge a track goes right towards Red Moss On the left is a lined path up to Valleyfield but our track continues across the footbridge There are flights of steps on the right giving access to playpark and houses on Campsieview Road There is now a stretch of tarmac through a slip through gate under a road bridge to platforms where Milton of Campsie station used to be Ignore path to play area on right and a loop of river on the left but keep straight on There is an access on right up to another old railway line Kelvin Valley Railway which leads to Birdston Road but we continue through the former railway bridge past some seats following the Glazert all the way Near the River Kelvin s confluence with the Glazert Water it is crossed by a footbridge The path continues then down a few steps to a piece of stone piles which would originally be a bridge carrying the railway over the A803 in Kirkintilloch Another section of the Strathkelvin Railway Path can be picked up further south in Kirkintilloch The route restarts opposite Gallowhill Road s junction with the Lenzie Kirkintilloch Road B757 Although it is signposted to Moodiesburn the Strathkelvin Railway Path can actually be followed all the way to Avenuehead Road at NS701697 The Strathkelvin Railway Path is used in part by Scotland s newest long distance route officially launched in April 2014 the John Muir Way runs from Helensburgh to Dunbar Weaving its way through lowland Scotland this 215km trail also takes in parts of the Stoneymollan Road the G owk Stane Road the Forth Clyde Canal the Antonine Wall and the Union Canal Additionally this former railway forms a large part of the Thomas Muir Heritage Trail which runs from Clachan of Campsie to Bishopbriggs OS Landranger 64 Glasgow Motherwell Airdrie Heritage Information This northern section of the popular Strathkelvin Railway Path has its origins in the Campsie Branch of the Edinburgh Glasgow Railway and the later Blane Valley Railway The Campsie Branch opened on 5th July 1848 running from Campsie Junction now Lenzie via Kirkintilloch and Milton of Campsie to Lennoxtown The Blane Valley Railway was built in the 1860s as an extension to the Campsie Branch It ran from a new Lennoxtown station via Campsie Glen Strathblane and Blanefield to Killearn When the line was again continued by the Strathendrick and Aberfoyle Railway to join the Forth Clyde Railway Killearn station was renamed Dumgoyne Today s Strathkelvin Railway Path North had become an essential part of rail services from Glasgow to

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    to its west end Fom there follow the rough track up Glen Gyle below a line of electricity pylons and continue beyond the end of the track for a further 2km on the north east side of the Glengyle Water indistinct path to the col at the head of the glen which is whereabouts the coffin road to Balquhidder is joined Descend northwest down a wide boggy corrie to cross the Ben Glas Burn and reach the path on its north side Follow this path down to Beinglas farm and cross the River Falloch to reach the A82 300m north of Inverarnan and 3km north of Ardlui Stronachlachar is an alternatve starting point and in the summer it can reached from the Trossachs pier by the Loch Katrine steamer Sir Walter Scott From there go northwest along the road on the south shore of the loch to its west end then follow the route as described above in which case the total distance is 13km 8miles The section along the private road on the north side of Loch Katrine is included in Walking on Wheels a guide for wheelchair and electric scooter users At least as far as Brenachoille Point

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    Corryghoil lies 3km east of Dalmally on the A85 From there go along the private road to Succoth Lodge and follow the old track south east along the north side of the Eas a Ghaill to the pylon line Continue along the track under the pylons through the native woodland of the Ben Lui Nature Reserve to a gate at its edge Continuing up the Allt a Chaorainn cross the pass 470m between Beinn a Chleibh and Meall nan Tighearn then follow the Allt a Mhinn downstream with the electricity pylons in sight on the left to reach the end of a hydro electric road Follow this road east southeast down the south side of Gleann nan Caorann to reach the A82 at Glen Falloch Farm just over 1km from Inverarnan OS Landranger 50 Heritage Information This route follows part of a very important old drove road from Dalmally to Inverarnan and onwards to The Trossachs and the Trysts of central Scotland Haldane s The Drove Roads of Scotland only mentions this route in passing but he does describes Mull cattle making for Crieff via Dalmally It would seem likely that as the Crieff Tryst declined in favour that this

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