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Gleneagles Drove Road

Start location: West Mains, Gleneagles (NN 928 089)
End location: Track off A823, by Glenhead Farm (NN 949 052)
Geographical area: Perth, Kinross and Stirling (part)
Path Type: Drove Road
Path distance: 4.4km
Accessibility info: Suitable for pedestrians

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Route Description

This is a very straight path on the west side of Glen Eagles.  It was signposted at both ends a year ago at least (2008) and starts off the main road just north of Glenhead Farm and follows the track past St Mungo's Farm to the castle at the north end.

OS Landranger sheet 58 (Perth & Alloa, Auchterarder)

Heritage Information

This is an old drove road and was probably a very useful way for drovers to avoid paying the toll at Gleneagles Toll.  It is essentially a very short detour to bypass the toll house.

It is worth noting that Haldane, who wrote the classic book on droving in Scotland, The Drove Roads of Scotland, caught his interest in droving while walking along a drove road that crossed the Ochils.  There were quite a few drove roads that crossed the Ochils but it could easily have been this one.

 

 



 

 

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