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Cambuskenneth Abbey, Wallace Monument and Abbey Craig Walk
Walks around Stirling
This Cambuskenneth Abbey, Abbey Craig and Wallace Monument walk is a lovely Stirling walk to take from the town. You could even follow part of the the route in reverse after a visit to the Wallace Monument. This Stirling walk takes you through the Riveride area, across the river Forth to the village of Cambuskenneth and along to Causewayhead and the Wallace Monument. Allow yourself a few hours to complete the full circuit, especially if you intend to spend some time at Cambuskenneth Abbey and the Wallace Monument.
Start off from the railway station in the middle of town. Go along Goosecroft Road to the pedestrian crossing. Cross the bridge over the railway lines and follow the road straight down along Shore Road and Abbey Road till it turns into Riverside Drive. Along a bit further you will see the footbridge over the river Forth to the village of Cambuskenneth. Here you can take some time to visit what remains of Cambuskenneth Abbey.
When you leave the Abbey, walk straight towards the Wallace Monument along Ladysneuk Road. Walk on and before you come to the factory buildings on the right you will see an overgrown footpath.
This path will take you to the railway crossing on the Alloa Road. Cross over the road and walk along to the left past the old schoolhouse.
You will eventually come to some stone steps which take you over the wall and onto the Abbey Craig. Follow the path up through the woods and you will eventually reach the Wallace Monument.
Alternatively you can walk along the Alloa Road a little further until you see a signpost and entrance gate. There are a number of paths which you can follow but be careful with young children especially after rain as the paths can get slippery.
Take care and keep well away from the edge and the cliffs. You will be rewarded with panoramic views over the town and can visit the Wallace Monument if you still feel like climbing the 246 steps to the top.
When you are ready, you can follow the road or the stairway down the hill to the visitor centre. Walk down Hillfoots Road and Logie Road to Causewayhead or take the footpath through the woods down to Causewayhead Park.
The stairway to the park is very steep so be careful.
To get back into town, go straight along the Causewayhead Road, cross Stirling Old Bridge and take the pedestrian subway to Wallace Street. This will take you to Goosecroft Road and back to the Railway Station.
Buses in and out of town pass frequently on Causewayhead Road.
Map of Cambuskenneth, Wallace Monument and the Abbey Craig
A Start from Stirling Railway Station. Go along Goosecroft Road and cross the railway bridge into Shore Road.
B Continue on down Abbey Road to the footbridge over the River Forth
C Cross the bridge into the Village of Cambuskenneth where you can visit the Abbey.
D Follow Ladysneuk Road till you come to some factory buildings on your right. Here you will see the footpath which takes you to the railway crossing on the Alloa Road. Cross over and find an entry point to the Abbey Craig.
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