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Strathyre to Killin

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As you wander through the highland glens towards Killin you can imagine the ghost of Rob Roy walking beside you and the trials and tribulations he would have faced.
Distance 23 km
7:58 h
345 m
354 m
A fantastic days walking with abundant historical interest and wildlife combined with ever changing mountain views. You pass the Falls of Dochart just before entering Killin with its attractive buildings and Breadalbane Folklore Centre. There are also a couple of good detours on today's trip.  Rob Roy’s Grave lies in Balquhidder and you may wish to follow the cycle route into the town to visit this pertinent attraction, although this does add roughly 6 kilometres onto the days walk. Lochearnhead also makes a pleasant detour and a convenient lunch stop; you will find full directions in the guidebook.
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Lizzie Mitchell
Update: January 24, 2018
Highest point
336 m
Lowest point
90 m

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This tour appears in the following itineraries:

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Start

Strathyre (132 m)
Coordinates:
OS Grid
NN 56103 17188
DD
56.325158, -4.328577
DMS
56°19'30.6"N 4°19'42.9"W
UTM
30V 417839 6243062
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Destination

Killin

Turn-by-turn directions

These maps and routes are designed to be used in conjunction with our traditional documentation. We have recently embarked on a conversion initiative to bring the two elements together, and this itinerary will be covered in due course.

In the meantime, using the two elements alongside each other should go a long way to ensure you have a safe, enjoyable and problem free day.

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Coordinates

OS Grid
NN 56103 17188
DD
56.325158, -4.328577
DMS
56°19'30.6"N 4°19'42.9"W
UTM
30V 417839 6243062
w3w 
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

Basic Equipment for Hiking

  • Sturdy, comfortable and waterproof hiking boots or approach shoes
  • Layered, moisture wicking clothing
  • Hiking socks  
  • Rucksack (with rain cover)
  • Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket and suitable legwear)
  • Sunglasses
  • Hiking poles
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • First aid kit
  • Blister kit
  • Bivy / survival bag  
  • Survival blanket
  • Headlamp
  • Pocket knife
  • Whistle
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass
  • Emergency contact details
  • ID
  • The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
  • For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
  • Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.

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Rating

4.0
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Laura Lodewyk
August 04, 2021 · Community
Lots of pavement walking, but great views of the loche and along the bike path.
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Laura Lodewyk
August 04, 2021 · Community
A nice day - we felt the morning and afternoon were quite different and the loch was very pretty. However much of this day was on the bike path, which we found could get a little crowded.
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Tommy Brown
August 18, 2019 · Community
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Distance
23 km
Duration
7:58 h
Ascent
345 m
Descent
354 m

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