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Descent to Loch Tay, rainbow

Take the South Loch Tay road east out of Killin and, whilst most cyclists will follow it all the way to Kenmore, walkers turn right up the private road within a mile. Soon joined by the bypass route, walkers follow the road around the edge of Lochan Breaclaich and up to the summit of the Way at 565 m/1850 ft.

Once the track reaches a huge pipeline, leave it to descend across open hillside to the Newton Burn and Brae Farm. This section may require map and compass skills in poor visibility. Descend the farm road to Ardeonaig Hotel. Turn right along the South Loch Tay road for the final 3-mile road-walk into Ardtalnaig.

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Official guidebook published by Rucksack Readers

The 2022 guidebook

The official guidebook is produced by Rucksack Readers for walkers and cyclists. It offers detailed directions, mapping on 18 pages and 111 colour photos. This 4th edition (2022) makes the ideal companion for this route.



11.9 miles (19.2 km)


Steady climb on rough track to Lochan Breaclaich and the summit on Craig Gharbh; descend on faint paths across open hillside to farm road, then 3 miles of public road.

Maximum altitude: 565 m (1850 ft)

Food & drink

Ardeonaig Hotel

Points of interest

Lochan Breaclaich, superb mountain views, Loch Tay

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