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Rattray Military Road

Start location: A923, near Stormont Loch (NO 194 427)
End location: A93, East of Upper Gothens (NO 146 420)
Geographical area: Perth, Kinross and Stirling (part)
Path Type: Military Road
Path distance: 5.3km
Accessibility info: Suitable for pedestrians, Suitable for Bikes, Suitable for horses

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Route Description

Our route survey is incomplete, so if you walk any of it please do let us know what you find. The following should be enough to get you started though.

This route runs to the north of Stormont Loch, from the A923 to a track junction in the woods south of the two Rosemount golf courses, thence on westwards to the A93. The eastern end is at first a rough gravel approach to a dwelling, then a grassy / muddy tractor-track, which ends at a gate (NO 190 425). Beyond the gate, a pedestrian-width grassy path skirts the edge of a wood for some 400m and reaches a cross-roads of tracks at NO 185 424. [Remainder of route not surveyed on this occasion, but thought to be clear.] No difficulties, no signs.

OS Landranger 53 (Blairgowrie & Forest of Alyth)

Heritage Information

This path is part of the military road built in the 1760s by Major Caulfeild.  It was built to link Coupar Angus to Dunkeld where a road had previously been built to connect Dunkeld to Amulree.  The completion of this road was the first time the two main northward military roads leading from Dunkeld to Dalwhinnie and from Coupar Angus to Corgarff would have been linked formally by another military road.  Therefore this small section must have had a great importance and been used extensively.

There is likely to have been a bridge over the Lunan burn at one time and it is probably the loss of this that has left the road west of the burn unused. The link below gives an idea of the likely continuation, but any further information will be gratefully received.

 

 



 

 

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