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General Wade's Military Road, Crieff to Aberfeldy
General Wade's Military Road, Crieff to Aberfeldy

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Kirk Road

Start location: A832, at bridge over Dundonnell River (NH 114 856)
End location: A835, bridge over River Broom, east of Inverbroom Lodge (NH 185 842)
Geographical area: Ross and Cromarty
Path Type: Rural Path
Path distance: 8.6km
Accessibility info: Suitable for pedestrians

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Route Description

From Dundonnell follow the farm track and cross the footbridge over the Dundonnell River. Go past Eilean Darach to the minor public road and turn right along it up Strath Beag for 2km. After passing Dundonnell House turn left off the road just before the bridge at Brae (map ref 114 856) and take the path to the right, away from the farmhouse (home of Frank Fraser Darling in the early 1930s) and leaving it soon, climb steeply to join a well-defined track. This rises to 400m before passing the north end of Loch an Tiompain and crosses an old stone dam (map ref 166 845). The descent to Croftown is less well defined, gradual at first then steeply to a zig-zag beside a wood and exits beside cottages to a minor road at Inverbroom, 1km south of the head of Loch Broom, and a few hundred metres from the A835 road. 

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Heritage Information

This route is marked as a bridle path on the first edition OS Six Inch to the Mile map (surveyed 1868). There the path can be seen heading north from Crofton direct to the graveyard at Clachan, today the road will need to be followed for this last little stretch.

 

 



 

 

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