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    Duchray Castle Walk

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    7.9 km
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    129 m
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    The Duchrary Castle Walk is a splendid route in Stirling, Scotland, great for adults and kids alike and is also a favourite for those who like to walk with canine friends! Walkers will enjoy the scenic banks of the Duchray Water, which soon leads past the 500-year-old Duchray Castle (at a distance), originally built as a hunting lodge for Scottish Royals. The castle is also woven into the colourful history of Rob Roy MacGregor himself. Walkers will also take in the gorgeous shorelines of Loch Ghleannian and Loch ard, with a final stretch past the famous Rob Roy’s cave before returning to Milton.

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    Route Description for Duchray Castle Walk

    The Duchray Castle Walk is a family favourite, due to its lack of height gain and its star feature, the Duchray Castle! Starting from Milton, the 7.9 km walk begins along the banks of the Duchray Water before reaching the Duchray Castle, which you’re invited to enjoy from afar. The castle was built over 500 years ago, and Sir Walter Scott once wrote that Rob Roy MacGregor was present in the castle when Recoats appeared to capture him, but that he absconded (in true Rob Roy fashion!), making for an exciting story.

    After passing the castle (now an Airbnb), the walk continues beside the Loch Ghleannian quarry before heading downhill to dazzling Loch Ard. The final stretch unfolds on a gorgeous coastal path right past the famous Rob Roy’s cave before returning to Milton, where the walk began.

    Getting to the Duchray Castle Walk Trailhead

    To get to the Duchray Castle Walk from Aberfoyle, take Main St/A821 west towards Duke’s Pass, then continue onto Lochard Rd/B829. After 1.8 km, turn left, then a slight right to reach the start point.

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