Clauchan Glen and Loch Cnoc an Loch, Shiskine

A rough and often very boggy circular walk through forest and moorland around the village of Shiskine on Thomas Telford's String Road. The ford over Clauchan Water could be tricky after heavy rain, and paths will obviously be boggier.


Grassy footpaths and forest rides, muddy in places. At the time of writing some paths were quite overgrown, but not impassable. Waterproof footwear and/or a tolerance of wet feet highly recommended!

Public Transport

Bus to Blackwaterfoot.


Shiskine, north of Blackwaterfoot. Open start point in Google Maps for directions.

Hillwalking in Winter

Please note that hillwalking when there is snow lying requires an ice-axe, crampons and the knowledge, experience and skill to use them correctly. All route descriptions and difficulties given here are for summer conditions. See our Winter Essentials page for basic information on the skills, techniques and knowledge needed for winter hillwalking.

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