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Roman walk 'needs good boots'

Posted 3 March 2011
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Roman walk 'needs good boots'
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A good pair of walking boots has been tipped as an essential piece of kit for a route along a river in central Scotland.

Darn Road was originally a first century Roman track that runs alongside the Waters of Allan between Bridge of Allan and Dunblane.

The walk is featured in the Scotsman newspaper and covers five and-a-half miles, with boots recommended for the route due to its muddy nature in places.

Those keen to navigate on the track can use Landranger 57 Ordnance Survey maps.

Robert Louis Stevenson was one individual noted to have enjoyed the walk, including the foaming waters passing through a gorge as well as a cave, which was the inspiration for Ben Gunn's cave in Treasure Island.

The Roman Occupation of lowland Scotland began after the invasion of Britain in AD 44, with the empire eventually retreating south and Hadrian's Wall starting construction in 122.
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