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extending walk to Rob Roys house

extending walk to Rob Roys house


Postby Jode101 » Sun Jun 02, 2019 2:24 pm

Route description: Beinn Bhuidhe, via Glen Fyne

Munros included on this walk: Beinn Bhuidhe

Date walked: 02/06/2019

Time taken: 9 hours

Distance: 30.5 km

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This is a fantastic walk with some amazing views. Beware though if considering extending the route via Rob Roys house. Firstly the walk down through the forest is navigable, but there is no direct footpath. Once down to the house (Its is a couple of courses of stones) there is no path, and the bridge across the gorge / river is missing. This means a long walk (extra 3-4 km back up hill to meet the path.
The advantage though is you can walk straight into the village for a well deserved drink!
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Re: extending walk to Rob Roys house

Postby Sgurr » Sun Jun 02, 2019 3:18 pm

No photo of the house? We didn't manage to locate it when we went, and eventually decided to give it a miss.
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Re: extending walk to Rob Roys house

Postby JimboJim » Mon Jun 03, 2019 4:19 pm

Yes, any photo please? I tried to find this too, but severely regretted it :) I did come across old ruin, but pretty sure not old enough to be the right hoose! :lol:
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Re: extending walk to Rob Roys house

Postby jmarkb » Mon Jun 03, 2019 6:21 pm

There are some photos and location info here
https://canmore.org.uk/site/23625/glen-shira-rob-roys-house
and here
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glen_Shira
Seems to be some doubt that it's old enough, or whether he lived there at all.
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Re: extending walk to Rob Roys house

Postby Sgurr » Mon Jun 03, 2019 6:33 pm

Thanks very much jmarkb. You can see from this report that lovely as Glen Shira is, it seemed imbued with a "Get Off My Land" ethos, so we didn't really want to linger.

http://www.scottishhills.com/html/modules.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&t=8139&highlight=beware+everything
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