Glen Trool is a real gem of a location. As you leave the Bargrennan to Straiton Road at Glentrool Village and head up the road past Stroan Bridge (perhaps calling at the Forestry Commission Visitor centre for some refreshments) the valley opens up to reveal its truely wild character. Make no mistake, if the weather is fine the views are breathtaking and well worth the journey.
Bruce's Stone at the end of the public road (with ample parking) was erected to commemorate the Battle of Glentrool in 1307. This battle marked the turning point for Robert the Bruce in his campaign to defeat Edward I and his English army. On 31st March 1307 part of Pembroke's English forces under the leadership of Lord Clifford of Brougham and Aymer de Valence were defeated by Bruce's army - a third their own size. Although it wasn't a major episode it launched Bruce's successful campaign and gained the respect of the Scots nation, culminating in his victory at Bannockburn seven years later in 1314.
If you feel energetic and are suitably equipped for a true hillwalking experience, you might like to make a day of it and visit the following nearby caches:
You are looking for a black 35mm film canister.
Thanks to Forestry Commission Scotland for allowing this cache to be placed.
FTF - Headie D - well done.