the Stirling City Guide
The Wallace Monument
Woodland Walks and Nature Trails on the Abbey Craig
Explore at your leisure, the woodland walks and nature trails around the Wallace Monument and Abbey Craig with views over the city of Stirling in Scotland.
Visitor Reception Centre to The foot of the Wallace Monument
The main pathway will take you from the rear of the Visitor Reception Centre to The foot of the Wallace Monument and it will take around 15 to 20 minutes to walk from here to the Monument. It is well worth stopping off at the Ochils viewpoint for a view of Dumyat and the Ochil Hills.
The Stirling Trail
From the Wallace Monument it is well worth following The Stirling Trail. This short walk will take you from the Monument to the stunning, panoramic viewpoint overlooking the city of Stirling, Stirling Castle, Cambuskenneth Abbey, Causewayhead, the windings of the Forth and the mountains to the North and West.
From the viewpoint you can return to The Monument, or you can continue on the trail, following the waymarkers to re-join the pathway back to the Wallace Monument Visitor Reception Centre. Allow 35 minutes for the full Stirling Trail.
The Abbey Trail
From the foot of the Wallace Monument, The Abbey Trail can be followed. This walk will take you to the panoramic viewpoint over the City of Stirling. From here, a beautiful walk can be taken around the woodlands of The Abbey Craig, stopping off at the Ochils Viewpoint before rejoining the pathway back to the Visitor Reception Centre. Allow 45 minutes for The Abbey Trail.
All of the paths have been upgraded and provide a good walking surface. The main paths and trails have a hard covering of loose stone. They are wide, but can be steep in places (especially at the start and the finish). The smaller woodland paths can be narrow and steep in places and depending on time of year and weather conditions, can be wet and muddy in places.
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