Kirkton Glen, Balquhidder

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Kirkton Glen is a forested valley running north from Balquhidder. The glen is on the line of an old right of way over the hills to Ledcharrie in Glen Dochart but these days is more often visited on a circular walk from the south end. There are good views of the surrounding mountains.

Terrain

Forestry tracks for most of the walk with some easy paths; fair amount of ascent

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. 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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