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Kirk Road through the Lairig Ghallabhaich

Start location: Innerwick (NN 587 475)
End location: roadside at Dall (former Rannoch School) (NN 597 569)
Geographical area: Perth, Kinross and Stirling (part)
Path Type: Drove Road
Path distance: 10.2km
Accessibility info: Suitable for pedestrians, Suitable for Bikes

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Route Description

From the church at Innerwick in Glen Lyon, 1km east of Bridge of Balgie, follow the track NNW up the east side of the stream, then in 1km turn NNE to the Lairig Ghallabhaich (478m), also known as the Kirk Road. Continue down along the Allt Droilichean and into the forest until the stream turns northeast. At that point there is a cross-roads, go straight ahead past a small lochan to reach Dall (the former Rannoch School) at the foot of the Dall Burn.

If you're thinking of biking this old route, we hear it includes a little bit technical landrover track, but is beautiful and super enjoyable. To get a further idea of what to expect, here is a link to Markus Stitz' video which includes this route, the Drove Road between Dalnaspidal and Loch Rannoch and the Callander & Oban Railway.

OS Landranger 51 (Loch Tay)

Heritage Information

The route from Innerwick to Dall is shown as a road on Stobie’s 1783 map of Perthshire. It is part of an old drove road which can be picked up again further south heading through the Lairig Breislich to Duncroisk and thence to Killin.

The present church at Innerwick is a Telford parliamentary church, built in 1828 replacing a earlier building. Inside the church is an eighth century bell, known as St Adamnan's bell.

 

 



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