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Glenogle Viaduct

From Strathyre the Way climbs through the forest with good views across the valley to Beinn an t-Sidhean. After a long descent, walkers rejoin the cycleway at Kingshouse, now heading north-east towards Loch Earn.

The cycleway then climbs steeply before entering Glen Ogle, passing high above the village of Lochearnhead. On its way to the head of the glen, it goes over the magnificent Glenogle Viaduct, pictured above.

After the lovely Lochan Lairig Cheile, there's another route choice: either go ahead on Cycle Route 7 to reach Killin by the Falls of Dochart, or turn right up the forest road to bypass Killin. This road reaches a communications mast at 400 m with fine views, and provides a shortcut into the next section.

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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.

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Distance

13.6 miles (21.9 km)

Terrain

Sound surfaces on forest track and cycleway; two steady climbs, 150 m (490 ft) through Strathyre forest, then further gain of 200 m (655 ft) up Glen Ogle

Maximum altitude: 275 m/900 ft

Food & drink

Kingshouse (Mhor 84), Balquhidder Station (Golden Larches), Strathyre (The Broch)

Points of interest

Railway history, Glenogle Viaduct, Lochan Lairig Cheile

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