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ABBEY CRAIGACHARN
AUCHTERTYRE, TYNDRUMBACK WALK
BALQUIDDEROCK WOODBEN LOMOND NATIONAL MEMORIAL PARK
BURNSIDE WOODLANDCAILNESS
CAMBUSMORE ESTATE 1CAMBUSMORE ESTATE 2
CARRON VALLEYCASHEL
COILHALLON WOODCRAIGALLIAN
CULCREUCH CASTLE HOTELDOCHART
DOUNE PONDSFLANDERS MOSS
GALLOWHILL, DRYMENGARTMORE
GLENAMPLE ESTATEGLEN FINGLAS
GLENOGLEHEADHERMITAGE WOODS
INVERSNAID RESERVEINVERTROSSACHS
KILLEARN GLENKIPPENDAVIE WOODS
KIRKTON GLENLETTER FOREST
LOWER WOOD WALKMID WOOD
MINE WOODSMUGDOCK COUNTRY PARK
PENDREICH WOODSPLEAN COUNTRY PARK
QUEEN ELIZABETH FOREST PARKTIRARTHUR
TORRIE FOREST
The walks listed above can be found in
Woodland Walks

a Woodland Access Guide, Map and Gazetteer Published by Stirling Council
For further information contact: Stirling Council Ranger Service
Telephone:
01786 443322
FOLLOW THE COUNTRY CODE
Guard against all risk of fire
Take your litter home
Keep dogs under close control
Keep to public paths across farmland
Use gates & stiles to cross fences, hedges and walls
Leave livestock, crops and machinery alone
Leave gates as you find them
Help to keep all water clean
Protect wildlife, plants and trees
Take special care on country roads
Make no unneccessary noise
ABBEY CRAIGTOP
Semi-natural woodlands surrounding the National Wallace Monument.map link
Paths and tarmac road.
Shuttle bus from car park to monument.
Impressive views over the Carse of Forth and Stirling Castle.
Some very steep cliffs.
Managed by Stirling Council.
Parking
Causewayhead has services and public transport links to Stirling.
Disabled Access
Information Board
Toilets
Waymarked Paths
Picnic Site
Main access: NS 807958
AUCHTERTYRE, TYNDRUMTOP
Development of access path and car park at Auchtertyre Farm near Tyndrum, on the West Highland Way.
A path runs through a small semi-natural woodland area to visit a waterfall and viewpoint.
Parking
Information Board
Waymarked Path
Main access: NS 355280
BACK WALKTOP
Semi-natural woodlands surrounding Stirling Castle Rock.map link
Footpaths.
Impressive views over the Carse of Forth and the Ochil Hills.
Some steep slopes and cliff edges.
Footpaths link to the castle and other historic sites in the Old Town .
Managed by Stirling Council.
Ample parking available in town.
Car Park
Public Transport: Bus Station ( 1km ); Rail Station ( 1km )
Disabled Access
Information Board
Toilets
Waymarked Path
Main access: NS 795934
BALQUIDDEROCK WOODTOP
An area of established recreational woodland and a Local Nature Reservemap link
between Bannockburn and Stirling.
Some paths.
Public transport close to wood ( 100m ).
Services in Bannockburn ( 0.5km )
Parking: Ample on-street parking nearby.
Public Transport
Main access: NS 808912
BEN LOMOND NATIONAL MEMORIAL PARKTOP
Ben Lomond National Memorial park was dedicated in 1996 to be held in perpetuity as a tribute to those who gave their lives in the service of their country.
The park is managed by Forest Enterprise and the National Trust for Scotland.
Main Access: NS 405930
BURNSIDE WOODLANDTOP
Most of this woodland is community owned.map link
A mixture of mature coniferous and broadleaf woodland.
The walk goes past the site of the famous Kippen Vine.
Paths and pond ( formerly used by a curling club ).
Access from Kippen ( 0.5km ) where there are local services.
Parking
Public Transport
Main Access: NS 656944
CAILNESSTOP
15 year old mixed woodland.
Views over Loch Lomond.
Way marked walks.
Parking and Information board
Inversnaid(link back to Inversnaid) 1km
Main Access NN 345090
CAMBUSMORE ESTATE 1TOP
Car park and path to Bracklinn Falls.
Impressive waterfalls.
Narrow metal bridge over some of the falls leads to unfenced cliffs which overlook the gorge.
Access also from forest entrance at bridge over Keltie Water ( 1.5km further North )
Forest walk under development.
Parking
Public Transport ( 0.5km )
Waymarked Paths
Information Board
Picnic Area
Main Access NN637083
CAMBUSMORE ESTATE 2TOP
Car park and waymarked footpaths through mixed woodland and along the banks of the River Teith.
Car parking area South of main A84 ( 3km South of Callander ), past the sign for Cambusmore Quarry.
Parking
Public Transport ( 0.5km )
Waymarked Paths
Information Board
Picnic Area
Main Access NN652054
CARRON VALLEYTOP
Mixed age, mostly conifer forest.map link
A working forest managed by Forest Enterprise.
Forest roads with views over Carron Valley Reservoir and Campsie Fells.
Forest roads in the Kirk O'Muir section are occasionally used for motorsport - please obey any warning signs.
Parking
Picnic Area
Main Access NS 723838
CASHELTOP
The 'Forest for a Thousand Years' is an ambitious environmental development to restore and regenerate native woodland on the shores of Loch Lomond.
Small areas of existing semi-natural broadleaf woodland are being expanded by the planting of thousands of trees.
Waymarked Paths
Picnic Benches
Car Parking
Main Access NS 400940
COILHALLON WOODTOP
Forest Enterprise managed woodland.
Rough paths and tracks, non-waymarked.
Local services in Callander ( 1km )
Limited Parking at Western end of area.
Public Transport
Main Access NS 608072
CRAIGALLIANTOP
MIxed conifer woodland, mostly semi-mature.
Links to West Highland Way.
Links to local rights of way and Strathblane.
Parking and other facilities at Mugdock Country Park Visitor Centre ( 0.5km ).(link to Mugdock)
Public Transport
Toilets
Main Access NS 608072
CULCREUCH CASTLE HOTELTOP
Galbraith Wood by ancient castle,which is now a hotel.map link
Mature native woodland on hill slope.
Pinetum adjacent to the hotel.
Other services in Fintry ( 1km )
Parking
Public Transport
Toilets
Main Access NS 620876
DOCHARTTOP
Mature mixed conifer woodland.
Waymarked walks - some following the old railway line.
Parking
Information Board
Picnic Benches
Occasional snack bar at Glenoglehead car park
Cafes and other services in Killin ( 5km )
Main Access NN 559285
DOUNE PONDSTOP
Near Doune Castle on the banks of the Teith map link
Former gravel pits, now flooded with a network of well surfaced paths and tracks.
Nature Reserve is rich in wildfowl.
Links to other well used local paths
Car park at site or in Doune
Local services ( 0.25km )
Main Access NS 725018
FLANDERS MOSSTOP
Forest Enterprise managed coniferous forest.map link
Bisected by the track of the former Aberfoyle branch line.
Linear walk of approximately 5km ( one way )only, due to missing bridge over the River Forth.
Access from Buchlyvie.
Parking nearby with public toilets and local services
Public Transport
Main Access NS 564942
GALLOWHILL, DRYMENTOP
A small local woodland with some unwaymarked paths.
Owned by Stirling Council.
Close to the village of Drymen which has Parking, bus service, public toilets, tourist information centre and local services
Main Access NS 475889
GARTMORETOP
A small local amenity woodland with circular woodland walk.
Parking in Gartmore village ( 0.5km )
Main Access NS 515970
GLENAMPLE ESTATETOP
Semi-mature forest.
Popular path from Loch Lubnaig to Loch Earn passes through this forest.
Other paths shown on information board.
Impressive waterfalls by the bridge.
Limited car parking at the roadside.
Lochearnhead ( 3km ) has services
Main Access NN 602225
GLEN FINGLASTOP
Managed by the Woodland Trust.
Short low level walk in small area of ancient woodland on the North shore of Loch Venachar.
Picnic benches
Car parking, pub and cafeteria in Brig o'Turk
Main Access NN 549063
GLENOGLEHEAD AND ACHARNTOP
Waymarked walks and spectacular views.
Parking as for Dochart.
Picnic benches
Occasional snack bar at Glenoglehead car park.
Killin, on the edge of the area ( 5km ) has services.
Main Access NN 559285
HERMITAGE WOODSTOP
Mature semi-natural mixed woodland.map link
Owned and managed by the University of Stirling.
Impressive views over the Carse of Forth, the Abbey Craig and Stirling Castle.
Many Paths.
Seceral unfenced steep cliffs.
Development plan in preparation to improve woodland management, access and interpretation.
Limited parking.
Frequent bus service from Stirling to the University
Main Access NS 805969

HERMITAGE WOODS WALK MAP AND GUIDE

INVERSNAID RESERVETOP
RSPB Reserve on the East shore of Loch Lomond.
Semi-natural oak and birch woodland.
Good footpath follows part of West Highland Way.
Remains of deserted hamlet.
Excellent viewpoint over the Loch.
Information Board at start of walk.
Parking at Inversnaid Hotel.
Public Toilets beside car park ( Summer Only )
Main Access NN 337090
INVERTROSSACHSTOP
Paths and forest roads in mature, mixed conifer forest and broadleaf woods.
Views over Loch Venachar.
Footpath links to Aberfoyle and Achray Forest.
Cycle path along loch shore - part of National Cycle Network.
Information board
Picnic benches
Parking by East Lodge on South side of loch.
Callander (4km ) has tourist information centre, services and public transport.
Main Access NN 593056
KILLEARN GLENTOP
Deciduous broadleaf woodland with narrow paths.
Local amenity woodland, owned and managed by Stirling Council.
Car parking, local services, public toilets and bus service in Killin ( 0.3km )
Main Access NS 523855
KIPPENDAVIE WOODSTOP
Above Dunblane on Sheriffmuir.map link
Coniferous woodland of various ages.
Established footpaths, some on rights of way.
At the northern end there is a monument commemorating the Battle of Sheriffmuir which took place in 1715.
It has been estimated that the Jacobites and the British army each lost about 600 men in the battle.
Although neither side won a clear victory, the battle ended the 1715 rebellion.
In the wood you will come across the Gathering Stone where the Highland soldiers are said to have sharpened their swords before the fighting.
Waymarked Paths.
Parking, services and public transport in Dunblane ( 0.5km )
Small car park on Sheriffmuir Road
Information Board
Main access NN796006
KIRKTON GLEN(link to Balquidder section)TOP
Second generation forest with forest roads and paths.
Signposted paths from Balquidder to Glen Dochart and to Creag an Tuirc viewpoint.
Old church nearby has graves of Rob Roy MacGregor and his wife.
Information board
Small car park beside village hall
Hotel and bus service at Kingshouse ( 3km )
Main Access NN 536209
LETTER FORESTTOP
Mature conifer forest managed by Forest Enterprise.map link
No way marked paths
Limited parking at roadside
Open access
Main Access NN 614044
LOWER WOOD WALKTOP
High amenity local mixed woodland.
Links to popular Callander Crags and Bracklinn Falls paths.
Paths and information boards.
Disabled access
Parking, public toilets and local services in adjacent town of Callander
Main Access NN 624082
MID WOODTOP
High amenity local mixed woodland.map link
Paths.
Parking, buses and local services in adjacent town of Bridge of Allan
Train Station ( 1km )
Main Access NS 794978
MINE WOODSTOP
High amenity local mixed woodland.
Paths.
Links to Mid Woods
Parking, buses and local services in adjacent town of Bridge of Allan
Train Station ( 1km )
Main Access NS 794978

MINE WOODS WALK MAP AND GUIDE

MUGDOCK COUNTRY PARKTOP
Large Country Park with extensive path and track network.
Remains of Mugdock Castle which dates from the fourteenth Century.
Links to West Highland Way
Disabled access
Picnic benches
Visitor Centre with cafeteria, craft workshop, garden centre and car parking
Public toilets
Bus service in Summer from Milngavie ( 3km )
Main Access NS 547780
PENDREICH WOODSTOP
Recreational woodland with some informal paths.map link
The commercial plantation is gradually being cleared.
Parking
Main Access NS 547780
PLEAN COUNTRY PARKTOP
Managed by Stirling Council.map link
Country Park with path network and some waymarking of routes.
Ruins of impressive Nineteenth Century Plean House at the centre of the park.
Picnic benches
Disabled access
Public toilets and parking beside the old walled garden
Plean ( 0.5km ) has local services including public transport
Main Access NS 827868
QUEEN ELIZABETH FOREST PARKTOP
Created in 1953, the Forest Park encompasses much of the rugged landscape from Strathyre and the Trossachs to the Eastern shore of Loch Lomond.
Forest Enterprise welcomes walkers and cyclists.
There many waymarked routes in Loch Ard Forest and Achray Forest.
Guide maps available
Visitor Centre
Picnic benches
Disabled Access
Parking
Public toilets
Main Access NN 520014
TIRARTHURTOP
Working forest with much of the plantation felled.
Some semi-natural oak woodland adjacent to the road.
Local services and Parking in Killin ( 1km )
Main Access NN 571343
TORRIE FORESTTOP
Open access forest managed by Forest Enterprise.map link
Forest Roads are Occasionally used for motorsport so pay attention to any Warning signs
Parking
Main Access NN 645034
WALKS IN THE OCHIL HILLSTOP
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.
Steep glens, gentle slopes, woodland, rock, gorse and bracken, the appearance of the hills is altered constantly with the changes of the seasons. A large variety of animals live on the Ochils and about 150 species of birds are present.
The highest peak in the Ochil Range is Ben Cleuch ( 2,363 feet ).
The best known is Dumyat which is easily accessible and offers superb views over Stirling and the Forth Valley.
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.
You will see an abundance of wildlife and several fine waterfalls.
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.

ALVA GLEN
DOLLAR TO GLENDEVON VIA GLENQUEY
WATERFALLSTOP
You can find spectacular waterfalls all around the Stirling area.
A few well known ones are listed here.
Alva Glen
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 Falls
Bracklinn Road at the East end of Callander.
Wooded gorge with stepped falls of the Keltie Water.
Can be reached by a woodland walk from Callander or from the car park off Bracklinn Road.
Falls of LenyTOP
2 miles North of Callander on A84
On it's journey from the Highlands to the Lowlands, crashing water forces it's way between rocks in the narrow Pass of Leny.
Follow the footpath by the side of the falls.Car parking is opposite the the falls ( take care while crossing the road ).
Cauldron Linn
Muckhart Mill
A walk to the dramatic, double falls.
Dollar Glen
Off the A91, North of Dollar.
There are spectacular walks by two burns named Care and Sorrow as as they twist and cascade down narrow ravines.
At the head of the glen is Castle Campbell which used to be known as Castle Gloom.
Take care with young children in Autumn and after heavy rain as the paths, walkways and bridges can be slippery.
No disabled access to the walk.
Loup of Fintry
2 miles East of Fintry on the B818 Denny Road
One of the most attractive waterfalls in Scotland. On the River Endrick which rises in the Fintry Hills. .
A ribbon of white water plunging ninety feet from a rocky ledge.
Mill GlenTOP
Tillicoultry, Off A91.
Nature Trail and walk to the upper part of the Glen where there are 8 waterfalls in close proximity.
Rumbling Bridge
4 miles East of Dollar, ( 11/2 miles South of Muckhart ) Off A823 at Rumbling Bridge
The footpath on the North side by the nursing home, gives good access on paths, walkways and bridges to spectacular viewpoints which overlook the gorges and falls.
Open: All reasonable times.
Parking
Partial disabled access
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