Woodend Motte is an earthworks fortification commanding a strategic view over the Endrick Valley. This was essential as rivers were the main medieval ‘highways’ before proper roads were built.
Endrick Water, Bog of Ballat and River Forth were the probable route taken by the Norsemen in 1263 in their raid from the Clyde, Loch Long and Loch Lomond in a failed attempt to attack Stirling Castle.
This landmark is also known locally as the “Roman Camp” giving rise to the name of the adjacent road which runs from here towards Balfron High School.
Monuments are scheduled in order to protect them from deterioration for future generations. Any activity which will damage the archaeology of this site is strictly forbidden. This includes camping, using metal detectors and any form of construction, etc..
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