A very popular and fascinating linear walk combining stunning highland scenery with both droving and military 18th century history. The walk will be led by Pitlochry historian and General Wade expert, Colin Liddell, as we follow Wade’s second Road North through the Sma’ Glen. It is a route steeped in military and droving history which for the majority of the way follows the original military road. From Newton Bridge the route goes north via Corriemuckloch to Amulree, the site of an original Kingshouse. The route continues north via Newton of Ballinreigh into Glen Cochil as far as the roadbridge at Scotston. Along the way Colin will be describing the surveying and construction of the road, and its bridges, and the effect that the network of roads had on the highlands and its people. We will be stopping for lunch at the village hall in Amulree. The walk is about 9 miles long, with a total ascent of about 300 feet and will take about 5 hours, excluding travelling time.
9th October 2018 all-day