Lochearnhead to Killin via Glen Ogle
|Passing Lochearnhead station, now a Scout outdoor centre, this linear walk, initially through the dramatic Glen Ogle, follows initially not only a spectacular disused railway line and viaduct, and General Wade military road but also one of the old drove roads from the north west to Crieff. You will be afforded views done the Glen to Loch Earn and Ben Vorlich. This route allows us to explore the varied forms of transport that has used this Glen as a route over the past 400 years. Upon reaching the top of the Glen we pass by a Site of Special Scientific Interest, home to some rare plant life. We then descend, along the track bed of another old railway for part of the way, through tranquil forests to Killin, home to the famous Falls of Dochart, Island cemetery of Clan McNab and a welcome cup of tea!|
Walk duration - 5.5hrs
For Medium, Hard and Extra Hard walks we ask walkers to make sure they have full hillwalking gear, by which we mean definitely the following: Boots, warm clothing, warm/quick drying trousers (not denim jeans), waterproof jacket and over trousers, rucsac, hat, gloves, spare fleece, packed lunch, spare food and drink, small personal first aid kit including any medications, mobile phone, headtorch, and bivvy bag if you have one, and possibly also these other items, depending on personal preference: Gaiters, rucsac cover, walking poles, spare socks, map, compass, GPS, lipsalve, camera.
No map available.
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.