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Glen Strathfarrar

Length
16.5 Kms
Elevation gain
263.2 m
Max elevation
132.4 m
Difficulty
*
Rating
***
Type
Out and back
Route id
570
Main road
0 Kms
Country road
16.5 Kms
Dirt road
0 Kms
Dirt path
0 Kms
Trail
0 Kms
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Directions to start point
Now this is a really simple and relaxing route to run being an out and back on a very quiet private country road. Traffic on the road is limited to fishermen, Scottish mountaineering, hydro workers and of course locals. From the car park at Inchmore go past the gate and start enjoying this run.
The route has limited undulations and is really an outward gradual climb and a return the other way round. We went as far as the dam due to limited time but this route can be extended by following the road further into Glen Strathfarrar. The road follows the River Farrar and with the variety of trees alongside this is such a peaceful route. Lots of wildlife to be seen along the way and of course the odd flock of sheep who wander all over the place.
You pass lots of fishing spots marked out by different letters with Z being in the car park and A being close to the dam. The pictures we have taken don't convey the tranquility of the whole route, but as a medium length road run this has to be one of best we have been on. The road is really good quality with no pot holes to avoid.
We finished the route just beside the dam but there was a temptation to go further. If we make it back we shall do just that. If you are looking for a run to just chill then look no futher.
Route directions
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1
Start

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2
Leave the car park and turn left. Go through the gate

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3
Over the bridge

2.8
4
And back. The road does continue so the route can be extended

8.2
5
Back into the car park

16.5
6
Finish

16.5
Start of the run
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Looking forward into Glen Strathfarrar
Start of the run
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Looking back
Start of the run
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In amongst the trees
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Very peaceful
In amongst the trees
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Route opens up
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Route opens up
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Route opens up
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Further in
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Past half way out
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Past half way out
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Past half way out
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Close to the waterfall
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Close to the waterfall
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Waterfall on the left
Close to the waterfall
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Turning point
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Looking into the glen
Turning point
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View of the dam
Turning point
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