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Crianlarich to Tyndrum

Summary:

  • Distance / Time: 6 miles (9.6 km) / 3 to 4 hours
  • Total Ascent: 248m
  • Total Descent: 263m
  • Max Height: 334m
  • Terrain: Good paths and tracks with some moderate ascent and descent, but nothing unduly difficult and nowhere far from services. A straightforward day of glen and low pass walking amid outstanding mountain scenery.
  • Accommodation: Strathfillan, Tyndrum,
  • Refreshments: Tyndrum,
  • Places of Interest: St Fillans Chapel, (remains) was raised to a Priory by Robert the Bruce in 1318 and thereafter enjoyed some measure of privilege and protection from the kings of Scotland.

Route:

  • Retrace your steps to rejoin the Way at the ladder stile to the west of Crianlarich. The Way crosses the stile and continues North West through trees, grassy slopes and heather. After crossing Herive Burn by a footbridge, you climb to reach a broader track, bearing right.
  • The Way zigzags northwards through the trees and descends into the burn valley.
  • The Way drops down to the railway passing an attractive waterfall and under a viaduct, following the south side of the A82 for a short distance before crossing it. TAKE CARE CROSSING THE ROAD
  • Cross the Kirkton Bridge over the wide flowing Fillan River and follow the farm road to Kirkton which skirts the farm buildings on the left. Among the trees by Kirkton Farm are the ruins of St Fillans Chapel and its graveyard.
  • Keep left, contouring the hillside until you reach Auchtertyre Farm with wigwams and campsite. Look up to the right to see the falls on the burn, with railway viaduct above. Turn left after the burn and cross the A82 to follow the path along the River Cononish. The Way turns right, following a narrow path to Tyndrum lower station.