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Lairig Bhreislich

Start location: Duncroisk (NH 580 954)
End location: unclassified road leading to Bridge of Balgie (NC 665 036)
Geographical area: Perth, Kinross and Stirling (part)
Path Type: Drove Road
Path distance: 9km
Accessibility info: Suitable for pedestrians

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Route Description

From Killin take the road up Glen Lochay for 5km to Duncroisk, then go NE up the Allt Dhuin Croisg by a track on the west side of the burn past old shielings. Continue up the Allt Dhuin Croisg to the long flat summit of the Lairig Bhreislich. Descend NNE beside the Allt Breisleich and cross the Allt Bail a’ Mhuilinn to reach the road leading down to Bridge of Balgie.

OS Landranger 51 (Loch Tay)

Heritage Information

This is part of an old drove road, used by long distance traffic and also serving the shielings whose many ruins are still to be seen in the glen. These shielings are beautifully written about in Kathleen Jamie's book Findings (2005). Although little used now, the drove road is said to be still a good route between Glen Lochay and Glen Lyon.

The old drove road can be traced onwards as far as Loch Rannoch by continuing north to Bridge of Balgie and thence north from Innerwick by the Lairig Ghallabhaich.

 



 

 

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