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Dollar Glen | Dollar to Glendevon Walk

Walks in the Ochil Hills near Stirling

This popular walk follows the route of an old drove road and should take about 2 - 3 hours to complete. There is a limited bus service from Glendevon so you may want to make prior transport arrangements unless retracing the route to Brewlands.

There is a route map and notes at the Gloom Hill Quarry car park.

For a shorter route, walk up the glen footpath from Dollar. There are spectacular walks by two burns named Care and Sorrow as as they twist and cascade down narrow ravines. You can visit Castle Campbell at the head of the glen.

Walks in the Ochils near Stirling. Map of Dollar to Glendevon
© The Forth Naturalist and Historian and
Clackmannanshire Field Studies Society 2002

A Park your car on Castle Road at Gloom Hill Quarry and walk up to Brewlands cottage. Dollar Glen is below you and Castle Campbell sits on the other side of the ravine.

B Walk North, through the conifer plantation alongside the Burn of Care.

C Leave the wood by the gate and walk across the open hill. Head East alongside the stream and the plantation.

D The route passes through a steep sided glen, formed millions of years ago by water from melting ice. Look out for a stone and a little pool, which is The Maiden's Well - with a beauty to answer your call, but beware, your life may be forfeit by morning (Dollar Magazine 1904).

E Approaching the reservoir, the Glen widens out and offers views of the wooded hills beyond Glendevon.

F Glenquey reservoir provides part of the water supply for Fife. Go about 600 yards past Glenquey farm for views over the Valley of Glendevon.

G After 1/4 mile, the path to the right leads to the near deserted hamlet of Burnfoot. Take the footbridge over the river to Glendevon village.

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