Glen Trool: The Circuit of Loch Trool
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The walk around Loch Trool is described from the large car park near the Bruce's Stone. Initially walking back along the road, the route turns down a path through conifers and alongside a burn, to emerge onto and across moorland, still on a good path. Hereabouts fine views of Loch Trool may be had. The walk proceeds to cross the Water of Trool (pictured here) at Caldons, returning along the wooded southern shore of the loch on an undulating path. There are some good views across to the Fell of Eschoncan (see Walk 2508) and Buchan Hill (Walk 2238), framing The Merrick (Walks 1985 and 2944) in the background. The Battle of Glen Trool is the subject of the information board passed next, after which the path descends to cross the Glenhead Burn and turn left alongside it. Joining the road, the route approaches the Bruce's Stone, reached via a short, rising path, thereafter to continue through trees to the start car park.
Should you visit Glen Trool on a very warm day and not feel equal to tackling one of the many splendid hill-walks on offer, this easy to moderate circuit of the loch is mainly shady and should keep you cool.
Information for Dog Owners: this walk is considered suitable for dogs on leads.
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Scotland - South Scotland - Dumfries and Galloway - Galloway Forest Park
Ancient Monument, Birds, Butterflies, Flowers, Good for Kids, Great Views, Hills or Fells, Lake/Loch, Moor, Mostly Flat, Mountains, Play Area, River, Toilets, Wildlife, Woodland