You get a wonderful taste of the beautiful landscape around Killin on this easy walk, including woodlands, Loch Tay and the towering Tarmachan Ridge.
Calculated time is computed with the distance, the height difference, and an average speed of 2.2 mph. For an intermediate walker, this time includes small breaks.
Use one of the car park in Killin. Start walking heading to Dochart Bridge. Cross it and then turn left onto the South Loch Tay road, signposted Ardeonaig. The entrance to Auchmore Estate is approximately 150 metres along this road, as it turns sharply right.
(D/A) Enter the estate road passing by the lodge house and continue on this route until you meet the Auchmore Burn.
(1) Cross over the burn by the bridge and immediately take the right fork that heads slightly uphill. Follow this track until you meet the South Loch Tay road.
(2) At this point, turn sharp right and return to Killin by this minor road, which is also part of the National Cycle Route 7. (D/A)
D/A : mi 0 - alt. mi 0 - Entrance to Auchmore Estate
1 : mi 0.81 - alt. mi 0.81 - Auchmore Burn
2 : mi 1.24 - alt. mi 1.24
D/A : mi 2.59 - alt. mi 2.59
Forest path network. Well-compacted path with some loose material.
Walkers should wear walking boots and suitable clothing and follow the Scottish Outdoor Access Code : www.outdooraccess-scotland.com
By car : From Glasgow, there are two routes to get to Killin. Follow the A82 north for 56 miles, by way of Loch Lomond, to Crianlarich, then switch to the A85 in the direction of Killin. However, a slightly shorter (and equally scenic) way is by following the M80 out of Glasgow and switching to the A84 at Stirling, then following signs for Callander and eventually Killin.
From Edinburgh, take the M9 route to Stirling and switch there to the A84, then following signs for Callander and eventually Killin.
By public transport : There are more national bus services within the region in summer than in winter. Summer services run from the beginning of the 4th week of May to the end of the 1st week of October. Summer services passing through Killin include Citylink 913 from Edinburgh to Fort William, Citylink 973 from Dundee to Oban and Citylink 978 from Edinburgh to Oban. There is also a local bus service, Kingshouse Travel C60, running from Callander to Killin. For more details, visit the Traveline Scotland website.
By bike : The National Cycle Network Route 7 (NCN 7) runs through the heart of the National Park, and takes in classic Trossachs scenery en route. This route passes right through Killin.
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Auchmore is on the south side of the River Dochart and to the east of the village of Killin. Most of this route passes through mixed woodland. It primarily follows an estate road, which was part of the old Breadalbane Estate, and the public road on the south side of Loch Tay.
Parts of this walk offer superb views across Loch Tay to the Tarmachan Ridge, Beinn Ghlas and Ben Lawers. Auchmore House was a home of the Earl of Breadalbane and was demolished in the 1960s. Queen Victoria visited Auchmore House during her tour of Scotland in 1842.
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