Creag an Tuirc, Balquhidder

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This short walk climbs up to Creag an Tuirc, a high knoll overlooking Balquhidder. The crag is an ancient rallying place of Clan MacLaren and has superb views over the village and along Loch Voil.

Terrain

Steep waymarked paths

Public Transport

There is limited parking near the churchyard in Balquhidder, which is well-signed as the site of Rob Roy's grave. If full, there is alternative space with a voluntary charge at the community hall a short distance further along the road. Rob Roy's grave stands immediately in front of the ruins of the old church, immediately between that of his wife and his sons. The words 'MacGregor despite them' refers to government efforts to suppress the clan which included the banning of the MacGregor name. The graveyard is very old and repays exploration, whilst the church contains the tombstone of St Angus. Begin the walk by following the lane from the parking area that runs uphill beside the churchyard.

Start

Rob Roys Grave, Balquhidder. Map and directions.

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