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Loch Trool

Glentrool to
Glentrool

Walk No: Glenkens 70

Start: Entrance to Caldons Camp site off the Glentrool Road. Gr NX 397791.

Finish: Entrance to Caldons Camp site off the Glentrool Road. Gr NX 397791.

Nearest Town: Glentrool Village

Notes: A circular walk around scenic Loch Trool, passing the site of the battle of Glen Trool and Bruce’s Stone. Glen Trool is derived from Gaelic, Gleann t’struthail, meaning glen of the river-like loch.


• Distance: 3 miles


• Height Gain:
• Approx. Time: 2.5hours


• Relevant Map:
Difficulty: Moderate

• Terrain: Forest paths and tracks, with some road walking.
• Toilets: Nearby at Glentrool Visitor Centre.

• Refreshments: Nearby at Glentrool Visitor Centre.
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Route Description
1. A car park is situated at the entrance to Caldons Camp Site (closed at present) in Glen Trool. Cross over the bridge and enter the camp site. Pick up the Southern Upland Way and follow this through the site and into the forest by way of a broken kissing gate. Follow the distinct path NE to a point almost opposite Glen Trool Lodge on the opposite (N) shore of the Loch, the path splits with the L route dropping towards the waters edge. A short distance further along the routes join and pass a plaque commemorating the Battle of Glen Trool in 1307. A stile leads you out of the forest.

2. Immediately cross over the wooden bridge and bear L following the track through oak woods. After crossing the Gairland Burn the track becomes more distinct and passes by the Baronial style Buchan Farm. Cross the tumultuous waters of the Buchan Burn by a bridge dated 1851 and ascend the steep track to the metalled road at The Bruce’s Stone.

3. Follow the twisting road back to the car park near Caldons.