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Beautiful place

Beware we were told that the circular walk was 5.5 miles and a flat loch side walk. It was 6.5... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Simon D
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England, United Kingdom
Lovely glen and fine circular walk

We’ve just come back from walking the 6-mile clockwise circuit of Loch Trool this afternoon- a... read more

Reviewed May 9, 2019
amdgriggs
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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Reviewed May 9, 2019 via mobile

We’ve just come back from walking the 6-mile clockwise circuit of Loch Trool this afternoon- a steady but delightful 3-hour walk along well- marked and well-surfaced trails including a section of the Southern Uplands Way on the return section. Gorgeous old sessile oak woodland on the outward section, now managed and protected by the Cree Valley organisation who are steadily replacing the old conifer plantations with the original mixed woodland. A historic highlight is Bruce’s Stone, high on a rocky outcrop overlooking the north shore of the Loch, and there are numerous information boards along the track describing how Robert Bruce outfought and out-thought the numerically superior English. Huge swathes of bluebells everywhere, violets, numerous cuckoos, and lovely views and solitude. A joy.

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed April 18, 2019 via mobile

This was a lovely walk on a good day. The hill was very busy and the car park was full. We had tea and sandwiches and a good chat. Most people will be able to do these hills on a good day.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank robertmZ5504AR
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Reviewed February 10, 2019 via mobile

Often get concerned about walking solo but was reassured on arrival that everything is well signposted and accessible. The waterfalls by Bruce's stone were tumultuous in vision and sound. Well made paths to the Martyrs grave and the Merrick trail if you are feeling ambitious. Arrived from the North after a 28 mile single track drive that needs your total attention. Beautiful and stunning. Go soon.

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed January 29, 2019 via mobile

Could I have picked a better day for this? My first encounter with snow this year coming at such a splendid location. 10 miles round the loch in a winter wonderland with snow falling on the return leg, only saw two other people the whole time, the sun shone most of the time: perfect...
I didn’t get to the Merrick this time but having so many positive comments about I’ll hit it next time...

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank OllietheWanderer
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Reviewed July 11, 2018 via mobile

Climbed the Merrick with my boys ages 12 and 8 on an overcast but warm day 10/07/2018. It's a long walk, not overly steep with good views. It's got a broad ridge (Nieve of the spit) which isn't at all dangerous and a false peak (benyellary) with its own cairn. It's a bit of a slog in places but the kids managed it fine. Up and down in 5 hours. Only stopped at the top for 5 minutes due to number of midges which only became a problem when you stopped moving.
Good path to the top which due to the recent dry weather was fine but I think it could be a bit boggy in the wet. Good walking boots essential though in all weathers.
Bruce's stone at the bottom is worth a visit and the parking at the start of the trail is free.
Boys enjoyed the walk but preferred Goatfell which they climbed last week (more scrammbly and interesting they said).
Would do again though.

Date of experience: July 2018
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