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Rob Roys Funeral March

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Harppack and lots of small rocks/shale etc. Climb to left or right seems to go on forever (like the mother in law!!) but it's well worth the 4/5 mile descent back. Take basic survival gear and lots of your own water (fresh!), and try not to do alone (not many people pass by during the cold months). If you want to do the full funeral march you'll have to hide your bike in undergrowth (not too hard1) and walk the last 2/3 miles to Balquidder (and then back to the bikes).
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Trail Directions
Drive to Brig O' Turk (near Loch Katrine) and park anywhere you can. Head north on the only road thru the village. Take the road/path to the righ till you come to reservoir. The fireroad splits - you can tke either 'cos its a loop! Sweeping downhills on hardpack and good when weather has been wet. Rob Roy's body was really carried half of this trail to Balquiddar where he is buried - you can do this by bike BUT you'll have to carry the last 6 miles (as I found out!!). Don't drink the water in the streams as there's lots of dead thingies in them upstream - be warned! Spectacular views of Glen (Hi, Glen!).
Trail Length
15/17 miles
Trail Level
Trail Type
Fire Roads

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Review Date
February 13, 2003

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: Peter , from Glasgow

Good lung bursting climb, but when you get to the top (after reaching what you thought, hoped and prayed was the summit about 3 times)tis worth it, especially the view of the track way below you. Not technical but is a serious climb. So not recommended unless you have some level of fitness, or are plain daft. Watch out for the streans that cross the track some are deep and steep to ride through, probably worse after heavy rain

Recommended Route:
Do the loop, we took the right.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Glentress, peebles

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