The Upper Lunch Hut
Shortly before the trail reaches the summit of the An Lairig pass, you will find a timber lunch hut beside the path. It is provided by Dirnanean Estate and is an ideal stopping place for lunch or to shelter if the weather is bad.
Queen Victoria stopped near to this spot in 1865 to enjoy a picnic. She had a bit of a wait for her tea however. The head shepherd from Kindrogan had gone ahead of the royal party with a small group carrying provisions and cups and saucers. However, arriving at the nominated spot they discovered that they had forgotten the kettle. The shepherd from Dirnanean, William Spalding and John Stewart volunteered to go down to the Spittal and be back in time for the Queen’s arrival.
Don't forget to put your name in the Visitors' Book - a fascinating record of the many characters who have walked this way over the years.
Eating & Sleeping
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