Heritage Path of the month
Spout of Ballochleam is our Heritage Path of the month for October 2022, click here to view the details
More about Spout of Ballochleam
Starting in Station Road in Kippen, turn south east at the war memorial along Burnside. Continue beyond the national speed limits sign and turn to the right directly before the row of houses. After 100m or so take a turn to the east and follow this track over the Dasher Bridge till you get to the minor road from Inch of Leckie to Craigend. Go south west along the road for around 1km till you get to the turn off for the Spout of Ballochleam at NS657927
Follow the farm track to Ballochleam Farm. It passes to the east of the farmhouse and continues along a farm track. There is an openable gate across the track and from here the track follows the Boquhan Burn up the Spout of Ballochleam. The route continues along the track in a south east direction. There is a ford crossing Gourlay’s Burn and then follows a well defined track to Burnfoot Farm, which is now a ruin. From the farm, the route heads southeast to cross the Burnfoot Burn where the Heritage Paths project has built a bridge alongside the ford, so crossing should no longer be difficult. There is no defined path from the burn east for a couple of hundred metres until you meet the Earlsburn windfarm track. Follow this south until you get to the bridge over the Endrick Water and there is then a choice of routes.
You can either walk along the east bank of the Endrick following the signs till you enter the plantation at NS684866 and end at the road north of Sir John de Graham’s Castle. Or you can cross the Endrick and follow the windfarm road until it meets the B818 at Todholes.
OS Landranger 57 (Stirling & The Trossachs area)
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