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|Junctions related to the A821|
|Junctions related to the Trossachs Trail|
Kilmahog Junction lies roughly in the middle of this little village. It is a simple give-way junction, with the A821 turning off the A84 and heading south across Kilmahog Bridge, eventually reaching Aberfoyle in The Trossachs. The A821 is a popular Tourist Route through the Trossachs, carrying a large volume of coaches and tourist traffic in the summer months, but little more than local traffic out of season, due to the more direct and better quality route offered by the A81 just a mile to the east at Callander.
As the A84 winds through the village, between old stone walls and roadside cottages, the junction is not particularly easy to navigate, especially for larger vehicles such as tourist coaches. Indeed, the A821 meets the A84 at the apex of a long, sweeping left hand bend, which is accentuated for turning traffic, and causes large vehicles to need the full width of both roads to safely manouvere. This, obviously, can lead to brief hold ups for other traffic, particularly while left turning coaches wait for the road to clear to swing into the A821.
|Stirling, Callander||Trossachs Trail|