NS5489 : Clachan Oak, Balfron

taken 5 years ago, near to Balfron, Stirling, Great Britain

Clachan Oak, Balfron
Clachan Oak, Balfron
According to tradition, it was here where William Wallace rested and Rob Roy hid. With a girth of some 16ft, the ancient hollow trunk has, in days gone by, been reinforced with 3 strong iron bands. In past centuries, criminals were placed in neck-irons and chained to the tree. When struck by lightning in the 19th century, the Clachan Oak was then believed to be over 300 years old.
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Geograph (Fourth Visitor for NS5489)
Date Taken
Sunday, 11 November, 2012   (more nearby)
Thursday, 15 November, 2012
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Village, Rural settlement 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 5474 8922 [10m precision]
WGS84: 56:4.4204N 4:20.1170W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 5474 8921
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Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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