Eppie Callum’s Oak is an ancient oak tree in Crieff which is said to have once sheltered notorious outlaw Rob Roy MacGregor from his enemies.
This historic oak takes its name from the woman who once ran the Oakbank Inn - a former favourite with Highland cattle drovers. Although now situated in a private garden, it can clearly be seen as part of the gentle Lady Mary's Walk of 3.5 miles or the slightly more challenging Laggan Hill Walk of approximately four miles.
As well as giving shelter to Rob Roy MacGregor, the 70 ft oak tree is also said to have aided Jacobite leader Bonnie Prince Charlie, who is alleged to have hidden inside the trunk.
Car parking is available in the nearby Taylor Park, from where visitors can walk to see the tree.
Getting there by railway:- The nearest rail stations are at Perth and Gleneagles. Bus or car hire from there to Crieff. Full details from Crieff Tourist Information Centre.
Getting there by aeroplane:- From Glasgow airport follow the M9 to Bridge of Allan, then take the A84 northwest to Callander and Lochearnhead. Then take the A85 east to Crieff. Eppie Callum's Oak is located 10 minutes walk from the town centre, at the junction of Turretbank Road and Laggan Road. From Edinburgh Airport follow the M90 to Perth, then take the A85 west to Crieff. Thereafter directions as above.
Getting there by ferry:- From the port of Rosyth head north to Perth, then take the A85 west to Crieff. Eppie Callum's Oak is located 10 minutes walk from the town centre, at the junction of Turretbank Road and Laggan Road.
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