Exploring Coille Coire Chuilc
A King’s lost sword, a clan battlefield and ancient forest await us on this fascinating journey that starts and finishes at Dalrigh near Tyndrum- itself at the convergence of old drovers’ routes. Enjoy the insights of Gareth Kett, one of the Loch Lomond & the Trossachs National Park rangers as we head out on the trail crossing the glittering Cononish to the Coille Coire Chuilc forest- Scotland’s most southerly Caledonian forest fragment. A great opportunity to learn about the unique Caledonian forest habitat and observe the flora and fauna in and around this Site of Special Scientific Interest.
Walk duration - 6hrs The walk is generally on good paths but can be muddy and narrow with stile and gate. The path up to the forest can be boggy. One viewpoint is accessed via a short steep path. Some of the walk is exposed and so full weather gear and appropriate footwear is recommended. Bring lunch.
Gear recommended as following: 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.
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.