Drove road from Ardeonaig to Invergeldie
This day starts in Ardeonaig on the shores of Loch Tay, the site of Mains Castle. Following an old right of way and drove road up the Finglas Burn to the old sheilings and then on to the watershed at Tom a’Mhoraire. We will be able to look back towards Loch Tay and the mountains of Ben Lawers and Meall nan Tarmachan to the northwest. We start our descent into Glen Lednock following the hill track off the flank of Creag Uchdag and drop down to the side of Loch Lednock reservoir. At the reservoir we follow a route round the northen end of the loch to cross the River Lednoch. If the river is high we will take a short detour upstream to cross at a higher ford. Our pathe follows the good hill track down the south side of the reservoir the dam and the road. We will then walk the short distance back to Invergeldie where our minibus awaits.
This route follows a historic drove road that would have been one of several main routes for the black cattle drovers through the glens. The route through Glen Lednock would have brought cattle from the North West Highlands to the Crieff Tryst, traditionally held at Michaelmas, a time when up to 30,000 cattle would have been sold.
Full hill walking gear including boots, waterproof jacket and over trousers, hat, gloves, spare fleece, packed lunch and spare food and water.
The nature of hill walking potentially involves leaders or other participants in providing close assistance to others. For everybody’s protection those people classified as ‘vulnerable adults’ or young people under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an appropriate carer or responsible adult. No special arrangements are available to provide independent supervision for vulnerable people, and the accompanying carer takes full responsibility for them. The carer or parent is best placed to judge the capability of their charges.
We do ask that you only bring children on a walk if you are confident that they will be able to complete it comfortably. At all times, children must be accompanied by an appropriate adult who must take full responsibility for them.
3. Lower age limits.
No children under the age of 16 are allowed on Extra Hard or Hard walks. Children over the age of 12 are permitted on Medium and Easy walks provided that they are accompanied by a responsible adult.
In common with other similar events and in consideration for others, dogs are not allowed (guide dogs excepted).
Please do not smoke on walks, out of consideration to others.