Tulliallan Drove Road
Start location: dismantled railway, Gartfinnan Farm (NS 941 920)
End location: outskirts of Kincardine, near Tulliallan Castle (College) (NS 934 881)
Geographical area: Fife
Path Type: Drove Road
Path distance: 4.6km
Accessibility info: Suitable for pedestrians
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OS Landranger sheet 58 (Perth & Alloa, Auchterarder) and sheet 65 (Falkirk & West Lothian)
This path is thought to be an old drove road and must have been very busy with cattle at one point. For cattle travelling to the big Tryst at Falkirk the two main places for crossing the Forth were at Alloa and at Kincardine, or Higginsneuk as it was called then. It is interesting to note that the place name Higginsneuk has reappeared in recent times as the name of the new roundabout at the end of the Clackmannanshire Bridge, although it now seems to be called Higgins' Neuk.
This crossing at Kincardine must have become very busy indeed because in May 1827 there were complaints that the crossing at Alloa was too expensive and other ways to cross would be sought. Therefore the path running up towards the east end of Gartmorn Dam must have been very busy with thousands of cattle passing every year.