This route includes one of the most popular stretches of the Southern Upland Way along the lovely south side of Loch Trool and then follows the Water of Trool to finish at the former forestry village of Glentrool.
Starting at Bruce Stone, takes in several places of historical interest along the southern shore of Loch Trool, including the probable site of Bruce’s victory and the Covenanters’ grave at Caldons.
We then continue on the Southern Upland Way along the riverside and forest sections of the Water of Trool to Stroan Bridge with its picturesque rapids.
The final section follows a woodland path to Glentrool, the first village to acquire the status of Biosphere Community and home to The Hive, an impressive community-run facility in the former primary school, where there will be an opportunity for refreshment.
The route is all on marked pathways.
|Travel time||30 minutes|
|Start from||NX 414 802|
|End at||NX 359 784|
|Return travel time||20 minutes|
|Price (Accompanied Child)||£11.00|
Walk 2-5: Southern Uplands Way: West from Bruce's Stone