The rewards for this steep, short walk are stunning views down to Killin and over Loch Tay, after climbing through beautiful oak woodland.
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 car park at the starting point.
(D/A) Start walking in Main Street in the direction of the small city centre.
(1) Go right to enter Breadalbane Park through the main gates just off the main street close to the Primary School. Follow the footpath through the Park.
(2) Where the path splits, take the right fork. Pass through the gate onto a short section of the built path, which will lead you up to the hill towards a large stile. Cross over the stile and follow the narrow but obvious path as it passes through a small area of oak woodland, under the power lines and continues steeply to the summit.
(3) You are now at the top of Sron a’ Chlachain. The easiest return is by the same route.
D/A : mi 0 - alt. mi 0 - Car park
1 : mi 0.12 - alt. mi 0.12
2 : mi 0.21 - alt. mi 0.21 - Path splits
3 : mi 1.22 - alt. mi 1.22
D/A : mi 2.44 - alt. mi 2.44
Uneven hill path with some loose material and boggy ground in sections. Walking boots essential.
Please take account of any advisory signs that you may encounter on this route. Upland farming takes place on this route and there are often cattle in the lower fields and sheep on the open hill. Please behave responsibly and leave your dog at home during the lambing season.
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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Sron a’ Chlachain, “the peak that resembles a nose above the village”, is situated on the west side of Killin. This route is a hill path with an ascent of 400 metres (1300ft). Most of it is typical of an upland path as the surrounding habitat is a mixture of rough grazing, giving way to heath and moor at a higher altitude. Walkers are rewarded for their hard work with extensive panoramic views over Killin, Loch Tay, Glen Dochart and Glen Lochay.
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