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Distance: 22km/13miles, 870m ascent
Spaces: Maximum 10, minimum 3.
Notes: Extremely Strenuous. Hillwalking gear required. Packed lunch and snacks required.
Maps: Landranger 43 & 44, Explorer 387 & 388
With the exception of the Lairig Ghru this is probably the best-known hill track in Scotland. Starting in Glen Doll and finishing at Auchallater 22.4km (13.9ml) to the north, it gets as high as 920m at Crow Craigies. With transport arranged at each end, this is an ideal opportunity to tackle it. Although it was an ancient right-of-way, access was blocked by a Victorian estate owner. (An all-to-familiar situation.) A determined Scot, John (Jock) Winter, supported by the Scottish Rights of Way Society, asserted his right to walk the route. The dispute went all the way to the House of Lords and was finally successful in 1888.
The climb out of Glen Doll
|After the descent into Glen Callatar||Loch Callater|