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The Archaeology of Glen Quaich

Take a trek through time and join local archaeologist Gavin Lindsay for a walk with a difference through a beautiful landscape full of history. Explore the remains of settlement and discover the stories they can reveal about the people who have lived and farmed in Glen Quaich and at the mouth of Glen Fender for over 6,000 years. From prehistoric homes in the uplands to dwellings on water, farmsteads to fermtouns and the military roads of General Wade, there’s a lot more to this landscape than meets the eye.

This is a moderate length walk with frequent stops to explore archaeological sites enroute. The route stays largely to well defined tracks and paths but occasions breaks off across rougher open upland moor.  Walkers will need to have experience of walking distances of 10-15 kms and be comfortable stopping and starting as well as walking over rough ground with hidden hazards. The walk content is accessibly pitched, family friendly and particularly well suited to Duke of Edinburgh and John Muir Award participants looking for an alternative navigation and expedition training opportunity.

Alternate Walk details:

There’s an option to use the minibus to take the group along a 2km leg of the route that uses the quiet, single track Amulree to Aberfeldy road thus shortening the walking time and walking distance. The walk can also be shortened by ending at Amulree, cutting the last 3km and three archaeological points of interest.  The decision to undertake a revised walk will remain the decision of the walk leader on the day and will be based on an assessment of the prevailing weather conditions.

Walk date:
Saturday 23rd May, 2020
Walk leader:
Gavin Lindsay
Crieff meet time:
9:00 am
Crieff return time:
4:30 am (estimated)
Total distance / Total ascent / High point:
13 km / 253 m / 359 m
Minibus provided
Ticket price:
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Total tickets remaining: 5
Safety notesGear requiredMap of start locationWalk T&Cs

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1. Risk.
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.

2. Children.
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.

4. Dogs.
In common with other similar events and in consideration for others, dogs are not allowed (guide dogs excepted).

5. Smoking.
Please do not smoke on walks, out of consideration to others.

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