Craig Lodge - Broom Hill - White Glen - Craig Lodge.
Calculated time is computed with the distance, the height difference, and an average speed of 2.2 mph. For an intermediate walker, this time includes small breaks.
Depart from the car park just after Glen Prosen Lodge.
(D/A) Follow the main road until it ends at the Keeper's cottage (200 yards). Follow the track to Kilbo Ruin. This has been rebuilt as a lunch hut. (Approx. 1 hour).
(1) At Kilbo Ruin, keep to the left of the river and walk up Broom Hill via Balquidder. Follow the quad bike track. Turn right at the top of the sneck to ascend Broom Hill. Keep right of the track to see the views down into the White Glen and look over the cliff face of Craig Haig.
(2) Follow round to the top of the White Glen and follow the burn down to Kilbo Ruin via the waterfall.
(1) From Kilbo Ruin, walk back to the car park.(D/A)
D/A : km 0 - alt. 307m - Glen Prosen Lodge
1 : km 5.69 - alt. 428m - Kilbo Ruin
2 : km 9.02 - alt. 785m - White Glen
D/A : km 17.86 - alt. 320m - Glen Prosen Lodge
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There are 11 cairns to discover within the Balmoral Estate and this short walk takes in two of them – Prince Albert’s Cairn (aka “the pyramid”!) and Princess Beatrice’s Cairn. A beautiful forestry trail awaits, and after a fairly steady walk uphill you will reach the summit of Creag an Lurachain (442 m /1450 ft) where the pyramid sits. A steeper but shorter descent follows, and a very lovely suspension bridge crossing.
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