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Craigallian Loch

Craigallian Loch

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    On the path beside Craigallian Lock is a commemorative plaque regarding the Craigallian Fire, which was a legendary place which spawned a number of climbing communities in the area, and had great resonance for the local young population in the Great Depression of the 1930s.

    The 'Fire Sitters' founded mountaineering clubs such as the Creagh Dhu, Lomond and Ptarmigan clubs, and emboldened the folk who went on to open up Scotland to all.

    The text reads:
    "Here burned the Craigallian Fire.
    During the depression of the 1930s
    it was a beacon of companionship
    and hope for young unemployed people
    who came from Glasgow and Clydebank
    seeking adventure in Scotland's wild
    places. Their pioneering spirit helped to
    make the Scottish countryside free for
    all to roam."

    • July 25, 2019

  • Yes, because it is the first hole on the hike and you can see the first hills in the distance!

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    • April 28, 2020

  • A beautiful section of open countryside, a hint of whats to come on the West Highland Way.

    • September 29, 2021

  • Small body of water near WHW start.

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    • November 3, 2022

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Location: Stirling, Scotland, United Kingdom

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