SECTION 9: Southern Highlands

Here you will find all the changes and corrections to the fifth edition of Scottish Hill Tracks that we are aware of. You will also find the views of people such as horse riders as to which routes are easiest to use.

ROUTE 121 Balquhidder to Killin by Glen Dochart

A horse rider has reported: First section through forestry on a good track. At the march fence climb right-handed up to a gate to the right of the walkers’ stile. Through the gate bear left and down to rejoin the footpath. Once through the pass it becomes very boggy but possible if you dismount and lead. Above Ledcharrie the old railway line is blocked off. NO access for horses.

ROUTE 123 Callander to Ardvorlich (Loch Earn)

21/11/2016 It is reported that: The Bridge at NN 642130 has been rebuilt by the estate as part of a micro-hydroelectric project just completed. A new track goes north to the Reservoir and the track to Arivurichardich branches right.

Also there is now no longer a footbridge below the junction of streams in the Gleann an Dubh Choirein and fording the water near the ruined bothy of Dubh Choirein could be tricky (i.e. wet feet).

ROUTE 124 Callander to Comrie by Glen Artney

21/11/2016 it is reported that there is now no longer a footbridge below the junction of streams in the Gleann an Dubh Choirein and fording the water near the ruined bothy of Dubh Choirein could be tricky (i.e. wet feet). This is at the junction with SHT 123. The track to the north of Glen Artney is a lovely ride but in the wooded section there is a steep muddy gorge to negotiate and a boggy section which is safer if you stick to the old track.

ROUTE 125 Comrie to Ardeonaig(Loch Tay) by Glen Lednock

A horse rider has reported: Not recommended for horses. The track over the hill from the head of Loch is indistinct and in places very boggy.
It was reported in June 2013 that access to this route from the north end at Ardeonaig is no longer possible due to fencing by the local farmers, although the signpost is still there. The Stirling Council Access Officer subsequently reported that this problem is now logged and will be investigated in due course, which might not be quick due to resource shortages.

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