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

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The Path of Dron

Start location: Scarhill Farm, Wallace Road, Glenfarg (NO 135 125)
End location: Road by M9, West of Dron (NO 135 157)
Geographical area: Perth, Kinross and Stirling (part)
Path Type: Drove Road
Path distance: 3.6km
Accessibility info: Suitable for pedestrians

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Route Description

The start of this route is very obvious from the north as it is a landrover track for 1km, but that track ends at a shut gate and it is difficult to trace it further.  The fields are of cows and sheep and so easily crossed, at least outside of lambing season, but this surveyor retreated in torrential weather.

If successfully navigated, this route could be combined with the Wallace Road to make a circular walk.

OS Landranger 58 (Perth & Alloa, Auchterarder)

Heritage Information

This is a narrow and very old track across the Ochils. It was known as the Drove Road and sometimes as the Loudeners' Road owing to the fact that harvesters travelled to and from the Lothians along it.

In the 19th century upwards of twenty families rented small 'pendicles' at the hamlet called Lusty Law and an annual horse and cattle market (one of four annual markets in the district) was held here on the third Tuesday of May.

The name Lusty Law is said to be Roman being called after Sallustius Lucullus, an officer who succeeded Agricola in Scotland.  It is also said that a fort was built here and that the market derived its origin from the inhabitants bringing their cattle here for the service of the garrison.

 

 



 

 

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