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Crianlarich Military Road

Start location: A82, Derrydaroch (NN 351 220)
End location: A82, 1km north of Crianlarich (NN 378 256)
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Path Type: Military Road
Path distance: 4.75km
Accessibility info: Suitable for pedestrians

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Route Description

There is no direct access to the southern end of this route as it has been oblitarated by both rail and subsequent road building. Instead follow the West Highland Way from Derrydaroch Bridge. About 1km from Derrydaroch the path turns left and passes under the railway line by a low cattle creep. The Way then works round and passes beneath the A82 by a tunnel, to steps that lead up to the old military road. The line of the old military road rises steadily above the glen as it passes Keilator Farm before reaching a stile and meeting of pathways at the edge of woodland to the west of Crianlarich. Continue straight on to follow the old military road which joins the A82 north of Crianlarich.

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Heritage Information

This old military road is thought to overlay an older droving route. It was built 1751-54, under the auspices of Major William Caulfeild.

In 1980, this old track became one of several stretches of military road used by the West Highland Way. Other historic routes with links to the West Highland Way include the Bankie Trek, the Black Mount Military Road, the Devil's Staircase, the Drove Road to Callert Ferry and the Military Road to Fort William.

 

 



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