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Walks and Walking Near Stirling in Scotland
Walks in the Ochil Hills
Rolling braes and grassy ridges in the North and a steep drop to the plain of the Forth in the South. A product of the cataclysmic Ochil Fault, the Ochil hills extend some 20km behind the Hillfoots towns and villages.
Fast running burns have carved out deep, half hidden valleys and the steep face of the hills is intersected by a series of rich, wooded glens: Alva Glen; Silver Glen ( one mile East of Alva ); Mill Glen ( Tillicoultry ) and Dollar Glen.
These are popular with walkers and there are clear paths and small bridges to guide you.
It is advisable to stay on the footpaths, particularly in wooded glens. Steep grass slopes can be dangerous after rain. Warm clothing and sensible footwear should be worn.
There are several other footpaths and rights of way in the district such as the Devon Way from Tillicoultry to Dollar.Use the links below to see maps and directions for walks in the Ochils.
You can find spectacular waterfalls all around the Stirling area.
Follow the path from the car park and in 5 minutes you will reach the first of 5 waterfalls. Then it is a pleasant walk up the steep sided glen to the 23m Craighorn Fall and the Big Fall, a hidden waterfall which pours into the Smugglers Cave.
Go to Alva Glen route and map.
Bracklinn Road at the East end of Callander.
Falls of Leny
2 miles North of Callander on A84
Off the A91, North of Dollar.
Loup of Fintry
2 miles East of Fintry on the B818 Denny Road
Tillicoultry, Off A91.
4 miles East of Dollar, ( 11/2 miles South of Muckhart ) Off A823 at Rumbling Bridge
Open: All reasonable times
Off A84, 2 miles West of Kingshouse, Balquhidder
The number of visitors to the Glen has increased in recent years, due to interest in the life of Rob Roy MacGregor. The graves of Rob Roy, his wife Mary and two of their four sons can be seen in Balquhidder churchyard.
The spectacular mountain scenery of the Glen was carved out thousands of years ago by the grinding power of moving glaciers.
Winding along the narrow road on the Northern side of the Glen, following the inlets and promonotories of the land, the beautiful views across Loch Voil and Loch Doine slowly appear through the trees.The Glen has a population of about 100, it is 20km ( 12 miles ) in length and runs from East to West.
Visitors are welcome but be aware of the sensitivities of the landscape so that the beauty of the area can be preserved.
Kingshouse at the entrance to the Glen Road has a hotel with a bar, cafe, gift shop, toilets, car park, picnic tables and includes the Rob Roy Tryst.
Tel: 018774 688
Doon Hill Fairy Walk
Start from the car park at Balleich, South of Aberfoyle.
Forest Enterprise have marked out a short walk through mixed Oak and coniferous woodland.
In 1691, he was parish minister in Aberfoyle and wrote a book called The Secret Commonwealth of Elves, Faunes and Fairies.
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