Landscape Photo
Photographer: Brian Horisk/AdventureArt, Fife, Scotland

Route Filmstrip & Description

This short loop takes in the new paths and boardwalks at RSPB Black Devon, as well as a route to the new viewing structure. The majority of the path is packed gravel, with two boardwalks, making it easy and accessible to walk. There are multiple gates throughout the route.

Surveyed by: Nicholas Reid, May 2017 (Spring)
Accessibility Rating: 2More Information
Distance: 2.3 km

Public Transport: Alloa is easily accessible by train from Stirling, as well as by bus. It is a 10/15 minute walk from the train station and bus arrival points to the start of the walk
Car Park: A small residential car park near the start, with on street parking also available nearby. Please remember this is a residential area, so park responsibly.
Steps: No
Barriers: No
Toilets: No

Full Profile

Start of the route is through the this gate, 580mm width.

Start Start of the route is through the this gate, 580mm width.

Gravel, but sometimes mud if there has been heavy rain. There are a couple of small dips on either side but are easily noticeable and avoidable.

2500-2700mm width.

Path Gravel, but sometimes mud if there has been heavy rain. There are a couple of small dips on either side but are easily noticeable and avoidable. 2500-2700mm width.

Gate can be quite heavy, swings closed behind.

1500mm width.

Gate Gate can be quite heavy, swings closed behind. 1500mm width.

Packed gravel, 2100mm width.

Path Packed gravel, 2100mm width.

Gate can be quite heavy, swings closed behind.

1500mm width.

Gate Gate can be quite heavy, swings closed behind. 1500mm width.

1350mm width for access to boardwalk.

Gate 1350mm width for access to boardwalk.

Plastic boardwalk.

1350mm width
Boards are 220mm thick with 15mm gaps. Some grass grows through the gaps which could pose a tripping hazard. Small puddles can form at edges, but the boardwalk is slip-proof.

Path Plastic boardwalk. 1350mm width Boards are 220mm thick with 15mm gaps. Some grass grows through the gaps which could pose a tripping hazard. Small puddles can form at edges, but the boardwalk is slip-proof.

Boardwalk ends at bird viewing structure. Seats available inside. Gravel flooring.

Bird Hide Boardwalk ends at bird viewing structure. Seats available inside. Gravel flooring.

Direction After visiting the viewing structure return back up the boardwalk and take a right turn to continue the walk.

Gravel surface.
2100mm width.
This section of the route contains a shorter boardwalk of the same dimensions of the earlier one.

Path Gravel surface. 2100mm width. This section of the route contains a shorter boardwalk of the same dimensions of the earlier one.

 

Seat

1350mm width. Take a right turn after this to follow the route.

Gate 1350mm width. Take a right turn after this to follow the route.

Gate can be quite heavy, swings closed behind.

1500mm width.

Gate Gate can be quite heavy, swings closed behind. 1500mm width.

Mud and larger stones on the path. 
Puddles form either side after heavy rain.

Surface Mud and larger stones on the path. Puddles form either side after heavy rain.

Path Follow the path back to near the gate at point 3, taking a right to return to the starting point and finish the route.

Black Devon Wetlands Phototrail

 

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Accessibility Info Amenities Info Facilities Info Features Info Way Finding Info
Barrier
Clearance
Gate
Gradient
Obstacle
Seat
Step
Surface
Visibility
Width
Accessible toilets
Blue Badge parking bays
CarPark
Public Transport
Toilets
Bird Hide
Boating
Cafe
Fishing
Museum & Heritage
Shelter
Viewing Platform
Visitor Centre
Water  Sports Centre
Wildlife
Feature of Interest
Information
View
Direction
End
Path
Start

 

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Vertical Profile

This is an approximate vertical profile with samples taken at 100m intervals along the trail.

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