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Loch Trool is a freshwater loch in the forest of  Galloway, in the Southern Uplands in south-west Scotland.

 It lies in an elevated position in Glen Trool and is approximately 8 miles (13 km) north of the town of Newton Stewart.


We always visit Loch Trool when we come to the Galloway forest as its such a beautiful area.

There is a small cafe and toilets at Glen Trool visitor centre, which ahs a variety of walking and bike trails, but we drove along the loch as far as it could go to park in a small car park by Bruces stone monument The site of the Battle of Trool is the spot where, in March 1307, Robert the Bruce defeated a 1500-strong English army led by Sir Aymer de Valence.

You can take a circular walk around the Loch which is approx 5.5 miles, or there is a short walk to the waterfall approx 2 mile return walk.

This time we had planned on the Merrick walk but we had ran out of time so took a short walk along side the river on the Merrick trail approx 4 ,mile return walk.

Something here for all ages and abilities.

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