Glen Ogle

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Glen Ogle viaduct seen from the A85
Glen Ogle viaduct

Glen Ogle (Scottish Gaelic: Gleann Ogail) extends 7 miles north westwards from Lochearnhead to Lix Toll, where it opens into Glen Dochart.

The Ogle Burn flows within the steep sides of the glen, from the Lochan Lairig Cheile at the glen's head.

The military road, which can been seen from the modern road, was built in 1749 by Major William Caulfeild. It was used by the British Army in its efforts to pacify the Highlands after the Jacobite Rising of 1745.

Railway walk[edit]

It is possible to walk through the glen on a footpath that follows the course of the former Callander and Oban Railway to the summit of the glen and Killin Junction.[1]

The route takes in the Glen Ogle viaduct. The bridge, which has a concrete core, is clad in local granite and has 12 stone arches.


References[edit]

  1. ^ "Glen Ogle Trail, Lochearnhead". Walkhighlands. Retrieved 2011-11-03. 

Coordinates: 56°24′30″N 4°18′45″W / 56.40833°N 4.31250°W / 56.40833; -4.31250