Walk: Above Rob Roy's Grave

Stirling | Trossachs | Short walk | ★★★

[View over Loch Voil from Creag an Tuirc]

If you stretch your imagination a little you can almost still hear the rallying cry of Clan MacLaren from the top of Creag an Tuirc (Boar's Crag). This characterful, rocky knoll was the clan's gathering point during troubled times and is a wonderful viewpoint overlooking Loch Voil and the local hills. Meanwhile, the walk starts at the grave of Scottish folk hero and outlaw Rob Roy MacGregor, buried next to the ruins of Balquhidder Old Church along with his wife and two of their sons. Based on our experience, red squirrels seem to be even more widespread here than elsewhere in the Trossachs - consider yourself unlucky if you don't see one.

[Rob Roy's Grave]

📌 Walk: Above Rob Roy's Grave ★★★
Start / finish at car park on minor road at Balquhidder Church, G.R.: NN 536209 ///beyond.steam.absorb

▶ 3 km / 2 mi | ▲ 130 m | ⌚ Short walk | Moderate
Features: Rob Roy's Grave; △ Creag an Tuirc (260 m)
Terrain: Clear paths, steep on descent, and good forest tracks.

Route & map

Car park - Rob Roy's Grave - path at back of churchyard to track into Kirkton Glen - track junction at G.R.: NN 533204 - Creag an Tuirc - path due west from crag - rejoins outward track to start

Route credit: Walkhighlands (modified)
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On our visit

Wildlife: 3 or 4 red squirrels at various points in the walk.
Weather: Dry with sunny intervals and little wind; temperature in single figures.

Also on this walk

📌 Rob Roy's Grave ★★
Inside Balquhidder churchyard (parking as above), G.R.: NN 535209 ///self.willpower.clicker
Always open | Free

[Kirkton Burn just beyond the churchyard]


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