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Loch Dee from Bruce’s Stone

Loch Dee from Bruce’s Stone


Postby Hanzlahnisar » Sat Aug 01, 2020 12:37 am

H,

New on here so take it easy :)

Anyone been to loch dee from bruces stone or glentrool? How is the path, straightforward? Is google maps enough to follow or do we need other alternative guidance

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Re: Loch Dee from Bruce’s Stone

Postby Manwaeadug » Sat Aug 01, 2020 10:34 pm

I've had a look at my map and there is a national cycle route (No 7) between them, it crosses the southern upland way and then rejoins it nearer Loch Dee. I haven't walked there yet (plan to go to Bruces Stone and Loch Trool in the next few days) but i'd imagine the cycle route would be pretty easy to follow from google maps.
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Re: Loch Dee from Bruce’s Stone

Postby Coop » Sat Aug 01, 2020 10:56 pm

Have a look at the route description and map for the " Donald" lamachan Hill on here. I followed this route back when I did the 2 donalds there. Good track all the way.
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Re: Loch Dee from Bruce’s Stone

Postby Hanzlahnisar » Sun Aug 02, 2020 11:15 am

Manwaeadug wrote:I've had a look at my map and there is a national cycle route (No 7) between them, it crosses the southern upland way and then rejoins it nearer Loch Dee. I haven't walked there yet (plan to go to Bruces Stone and Loch Trool in the next few days) but i'd imagine the cycle route would be pretty easy to follow from google maps.

Which map is this?
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Re: Loch Dee from Bruce’s Stone

Postby Hanzlahnisar » Sun Aug 02, 2020 11:21 am

Coop wrote:Have a look at the route description and map for the " Donald" lamachan Hill on here. I followed this route back when I did the 2 donalds there. Good track all the way.

Is it this?
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Re: Loch Dee from Bruce’s Stone

Postby Coop » Sun Aug 02, 2020 1:45 pm

Hanzlahnisar wrote:
Coop wrote:Have a look at the route description and map for the " Donald" lamachan Hill on here. I followed this route back when I did the 2 donalds there. Good track all the way.

Is it this?


Yup although that shows the cycle path on the south there is a track on the north side leading to The Bruce's stone and parking area
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Re: Loch Dee from Bruce’s Stone

Postby Coop » Sun Aug 02, 2020 1:48 pm

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Re: Loch Dee from Bruce’s Stone

Postby Johnwright5000 » Sun Aug 02, 2020 7:10 pm

Hanzlahnisar wrote:H,

New on here so take it easy :)

Anyone been to loch dee from bruces stone or glentrool? How is the path, straightforward? Is google maps enough to follow or do we need other alternative guidance

Thanks


Simple no problems as now you can cycle it on the "newish "forest track. Although the SUW route it on the opposite side of the river and rough.
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Re: Loch Dee from Bruce’s Stone

Postby Manwaeadug » Sun Aug 02, 2020 9:40 pm

Which map is this?[/quote]

The OS explorer map for the area.
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Re: Loch Dee from Bruce’s Stone

Postby Caberfeidh » Mon Aug 03, 2020 8:13 am

The Galloway Midgies are a breed apart; descended from those which fed on the Border Reivers, they can bite through sheet-steel armour and draw blood so badly it trickles out of your chainmail. Legend has it the garrison of Threave Castle gave up not because of the battering by Mons Meg, the Great Gunne which levelled many a fortress, but because it was midgie season and they had run out of Smidge. :shock:
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Re: Loch Dee from Bruce’s Stone

Postby mynthdd2 » Mon Aug 03, 2020 10:54 am

There is a couple of sections on the north bank where we had to carry our (hybrid) bikes.....
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