Do we have anything in Scotland like Glendalough in Ireland?

I visited Glendalough recently. It was an amazing experience. The trails marked in different colours , e.g. the white trail so named from the white rock formations. If Scotland does not have anything like this something similar it would be a great addition. Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. Food banks need to go first, please.

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People from all ages where there. School groups and elderly walkers with their hiking canes but it was still tranquil. Challenging but safe. You didn't need a guide or to worry about getting lost up a mountain side. Reaching the top to find deer and mountain goats, used to seeing people tramping by made it all worth the effort.

by BelindaChisholm on May 21, 2022 at 12:35PM

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  • Posted by marzak May 24, 2022 at 14:01

    Glendalough is based on a historic monastic settlement in a particularly confined part of the Wicklow mountains. Galloway and the nearby coastal areas have many ancient monastic and other remains which are linked to St. Ninian and other characters in early Christianity. While they could become a focus in a new national park, equally, the landscape itself and other parts of history pre-dating or post-dating then and without a single religious affiliation could be just as attractive.
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