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Glendochart - Lomond and Trossachs Park North

Glen Dochart is a wide tranquil glen which runs from Crianlarich in the west, to Killin and Loch Tay in the East. The River Dochart runs along this Glen from the small but lovely Loch Dochart near Crianlarichto Killin where it plunges spectacularly throughKillin then flows into Loch Tay. There are numerous places to park and stroll or for longer low level walks. For hill walkers there are of course many Munros which can be climbed from Glen Dochart (see mountainsof the park).

As there are no villages in Glen Dochart other than those mentioned above at either end of the Glen, visitors who decide to stop for the day or longer are there to enjoy the peace and quiet, the walking, hill walking or indeed the fishing and other water borne activities. There are a number of places in Glen Dochart offering a variety of accommodation and facilities both at Crianlarich and Killin as well as a good number dotted along the Glen itself for you to choose from.

 

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If you are interested in historical ruins and clan mischief then the ruins of a castle on an island in the Loch Dochart should be of interest. It was built in or around 1621 by Black Duncan Campbell (whose grandson was implicated in the massacre of Glencoe and was later executed by his own kith and kin for that deed). Unfortunately it did not last long unlike most Scottish castles as it was destroyed by the McNab Clan in or around 1646.

Further to the east there is a beautiful and secluded 7 mile walk through a mountain pass to Balquhidder and emerges right at the church and grave yard where Rob Roy McGregor was buried. When walking it is easy to imagine Rob Roy and his fellows walking those same ancient pathways which will not have changed much since his time circa 1710.

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