Whilst we were in Scotland for Christmas we visited Bruce’s Stone at Loch Trool. I wanted to show the children places that we would never find near us in Hampshire. Bruce’s Stone really did provide that for them!
Bruce’s Stone looks over Loch Trool, and is to commemorates Robert the Bruce, Kind of Scotland and the Battle of Trool in 1307. I mentioned when we visited Clatteringshaw Loch that we found one of Bruce’s Stones here too.
A very bitter battle took place around here, with English soldiers being ambushed with stones as they walked along the shore of Loch Troll. Scotland has such impressive countryside and as we visited in the Winter it was so peaceful and quiet. I cannot imagine the terrible sight of the battle here.
After visiting Bruce’s Stone, we headed down the hill towards Loch Trool. I really wanted to show the children a waterfall up close as they had never seen one. We could see some water falling through the hills, but wasn’t sure if we could get to the end of it.
Following it down we came across bridges and mini waterfalls in the hills, but kept on going to find the big one!
Well it wasn’t quite a waterfall I wanted to find, but it was pretty impressive and the rush of water coming down over the rocks was pretty fast and rough!
The kids were impressed and we stayed here for quite a while, a bit too long as we then noticed the sun setting behind the hills!
So a quick walk back up to the top to get back to the car before it got dark! As Bruce’s Stone is in the Scotland Dark Sky area it was going to get very very dark and we didn’t fancy being out with the kids in the middle of the Scottish Forest on our first proper day in Scotland!!
You can access Bruce’s Stone from Glentrool Visitor Centre, which is another beautiful place to walk if you have time to visit both.