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

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Maiden's Cleuch

Start location: Currie (NT 183 678)
End location: A702, Flotterstone Inn (NT 234 631)
Geographical area: Lothian and Borders
Path Type: Rural Path
Path distance: 7.6km
Accessibility info: Suitable for Bikes, Suitable for pedestrians

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Route Description

From Currie go uphill by the Kirkgate road, passing the church, and continue straight on up to the moor. Then go southeast through Maiden's Cleuch, between Harbour Hill and Bell's Hill, and descend to Glencorse Reservoir. Go left along the access road, past the Information Centre to reach the A702 by the Flotterstone Inn.

The Pentland Hills Regional Park promotes this route as suitable for cycling, but notes that it may be busy with walkers too.

OS Landranger 66 (Edinburgh, Penicuik & North Berwick)

Heritage Information

This route is shown on Roy's map of 1755. Tam Dalziel of the Binns crossed the fourteenth century Currie Brig with his forces on their way to defeat the Covenanters at the Battle of Rullion Green in 1666. As the battle site lies near the south end of this route, it thus seems probable that they travelled via the Maidens Cleuch.
 

 



 

 

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