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Trail Section 1 - Killin to St Fillans

Summary

Distance

16 miles

Total ascent

350m (1150ft)

Time

2.5 hours

This route developed by Sustrans largely avoids the busy A85 so the views can be admired in safety.

The first part of the route is a gentle well surfaced cycle path all the way to Lochearnhead. (8.8 miles) Once the top of GlenOgle is reached (approx 1 hour) there is a long downhill on a well surfaced ex railway track down Glenogle with amazing views of the Glen, Viaducts and the busy main road well below.

After a series of Zigzags the busy A85 is reached and after 0.5 miles you turn onto a beautiful quiet back route down the south shore of Loch Earn. The views are spectacular, keep an eye out for Red Squirrrels and Ospreys.

Food and drinks are available at Julia’s mobile cafe at the top of Glen Ogle, in Lochearnhead and at the excellent village shop in St Fillans with various Hotels and a new bar and microbrewery in the Drummond Arms, St Fillans.

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Essential Info

Section no.

1

Section name

Killin to St Fillans

Start

Killin Car Park

Finish

St Fillan's Village Shop

Grade

3

Distance

16 miles (approx)

Total ascent

350m (1150ft)

Highest point

280m (920ft)

Time

2.5 hours

Terrain

Excellent, purpose built cycle path followed by converted railway line then very quiet C Road on South side of Loch Earn.

Getting There

Start from centre of Killin.

Route Description

Follow National Cycle Route 7 out of Killin towards Stirling.
Signpost for trail on outskirts of Killin, turn left onto track, go up hill.
Start of tarmac trail.
Just above mobile cafe gate.
Julia's mobile cafe.
Cross A85 to GlenOgle Trail, head south
GlenOgle Viaduct, beautiful views North and South.
Zigzags, steep hill(down)
Minor road to LochEarnhead, services and food.Turn Right on to A85 for 1/2 mile then onto unclassified backroad down Loch Earn.
Village shop, food, drinks, excellent Hot Chocolate.

The map below is intended for guidance only. You will need a compass and OS Explorer maps 365, 368, 378 and 379. You may zoom in and move the map around to see the route in more detail.
Click here to see a full screen Ordnance Survey map of the route


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