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Ogle, Glen

Old Railway Viaduct, Glen Ogle
©2016 Gazetteer for Scotland

Old Railway Viaduct, Glen Ogle

A deeply cut valley extending northwestwards for 7 miles (11 km) to the Lix Toll from Lochearnhead in Stirling Council Area, Glen Ogle contains within its narrow bounds the River Ogle, the main A85 road to Oban and Fort William and the remains of a railway line that used to extend to Crianlarich. This railway now forms a walking and cycle route. At the head of the glen is Lochan Lairig Cheile. The present road supersedes an older military road built in 1749 by Major Caulfield, a successor to the road-building General Wade. Queen Victoria is said to have referred to Glen Ogle as 'Scotland's Khyber Pass'.


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