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A person walking over a Wade bridge on the Corrieyairack Pass.  Taken by Peter Sanders. Heritage Paths Project
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General Wade's Military Road, Crieff to Aberfeldy
General Wade's Military Road, Crieff to Aberfeldy

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Old Road through Straiton

Start location: track, 1km north of River Stinchar, just south of Dalquhairn Bridge (NX 329 967)
End location: track running south of Patna (NS 407 107)
Geographical area: Arran and Ayrshire
Path Type: Civil Road, Drove Road
Path distance: 18.8km
Accessibility info: Suitable for pedestrians

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Route Description

Today much of this route goes through developed forests, so we would welcome an updated description. We are informed that part of the route is to be used by the Carrick Way, so their waymarkers and posts may help with route-finding.

OS Landranger 76 (Girvan & surrounding area) and 77 (Dalmellington to New Galway) - also 70 (Ayr, Kilmarnock & Troon)

Heritage Information

This path was mapped by General Roy in his Military Survey (1747-1755).  Roy didn't tend to map out footpaths or minor roads and so it must have been a very important route.  It was noted down as the road from Dalmellington to Wigtown and so would have seen a huge amount of traffic between the two. The route is also said to be shown on Armstrong's 1773 map of Ayrshire.

 



 

 

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