Glen Ogle

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Glen Ogle viaduct seen from the A85

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 be 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.

Climate[edit]

Glen Ogle has a subpolar oceanic climate (Köppen climate classification: Cfc), colder compared to most of the United Kingdom, which mostly features an oceanic climate (Köppen climate classification: Cfb).

Climate data for Glen Ogle, elevation: 564m (1981–2010)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 2.9
(37.2)
2.7
(36.9)
4.2
(39.6)
6.8
(44.2)
10.2
(50.4)
12.4
(54.3)
14.3
(57.7)
14.0
(57.2)
11.5
(52.7)
7.9
(46.2)
5.1
(41.2)
3.3
(37.9)
8.0
(46.4)
Daily mean °C (°F) 0.9
(33.6)
0.6
(33.1)
1.8
(35.2)
3.8
(38.8)
6.9
(44.4)
9.3
(48.7)
11.4
(52.5)
11.2
(52.2)
9.0
(48.2)
5.8
(42.4)
3.1
(37.6)
1.3
(34.3)
5.5
(41.9)
Average low °C (°F) −1.1
(30.0)
−1.5
(29.3)
−0.7
(30.7)
0.8
(33.4)
3.5
(38.3)
6.1
(43.0)
8.4
(47.1)
8.3
(46.9)
6.5
(43.7)
3.7
(38.7)
1.1
(34.0)
−0.7
(30.7)
2.9
(37.2)
Source: Met Office[1]

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.[2] The route uses the Category B listed 150-yard (140 m) long Glen Ogle viaduct, built between 1866 and 1870. The original design was for 20 arches, but the bridge was built with 12 stone arches.[3][4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Glen Ogle 1981-2010 averages". Station, District and regional averages 1981–2010. Met Office. Retrieved 4 November 2012.
  2. ^ "Glen Ogle Trail, Lochearnhead". Walkhighlands. Retrieved 2011-11-03.
  3. ^ Historic Environment Scotland. "Glen Ogle Viaduct  (Category B) (LB4141)". Retrieved 28 March 2019.
  4. ^ "Glen Ogle Viaduct". Forgotten Relics. Retrieved 21 February 2015.

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