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

Route Filmstrip & Description

This loop goes through the SWT Cambus Pools site, with accessible paths and pavement throughout the route. It is a great spot for nature-lovers, with a combination of reedbeds, grassland and open water attracting a variety of birds and other wildlife all year round. It also offers great views across the Forth - down to Alloa, up to Stirling and the Castle, and across to Bandeath.

Surveyed by: Nicholas Reid, May 2017 (Spring)
Accessibility Rating: 2More Information
Distance: 5.0 km

Public Transport: No
Car Park: No, but on-street parking is available.
Steps: Only on and off of pavements
Barriers: No
Toilets: No

Full Profile

Start point. This bridge is regularly used by vehicles from the nearby distilleries. Stick to pavement on the left (840mm width)

Start Start point. This bridge is regularly used by vehicles from the nearby distilleries. Stick to pavement on the left (840mm width)

Slope down to path from pavement. Some mud and branches/leaves from overhanging trees, but generally easy to walk on. Path 2400mm wide.

Gradient Slope down to path from pavement. Some mud and branches/leaves from overhanging trees, but generally easy to walk on. Path 2400mm wide.

Slight gradient, up 0.5 metres over 5 metres.

Gradient Slight gradient, up 0.5 metres over 5 metres.

View onto River Devon from the path

View View onto River Devon from the path

Small trip hazard on right side of path.

Obstacle Small trip hazard on right side of path.

 

Seat

 

View

Hard packed gravel.
1200mm width.

Path Hard packed gravel. 1200mm width.

Path

Path

1200mm width gate, followed by very slight step down onto road.

Gate 1200mm width gate, followed by very slight step down onto road.

2000mmm width with small step up onto pavement. Some plant overgrowth at the sides but safely off the main road.

Path 2000mmm width with small step up onto pavement. Some plant overgrowth at the sides but safely off the main road.

Railways tracks. Trains pass about twice an hour during the day.

Surface Railways tracks. Trains pass about twice an hour during the day.

View of the Ochil Hills to the north of the path.

View View of the Ochil Hills to the north of the path.

Trail joins the Sustrans National Cycling route. 

1000mm wide.
2 metres down across 10 metres.

Gradient Trail joins the Sustrans National Cycling route. 1000mm wide. 2 metres down across 10 metres.

Path, concrete, created from an old road which runs parallel to the dual-carriageway.

6 metre wide with slight camber down towards each side. Still has remains of cat's eyes in the middle of the road.

Path Path, concrete, created from an old road which runs parallel to the dual-carriageway. 6 metre wide with slight camber down towards each side. Still has remains of cat's eyes in the middle of the road.

Gates 1500mm wide, on either side of entrance and exit to busy petrol station. Back to 6m wide road after this.

Obstacle Gates 1500mm wide, on either side of entrance and exit to busy petrol station. Back to 6m wide road after this.

Narrowed path with slope. Path is 2300mm wide, slightly damaged but still easily walkable, with loose rocks. Rises back up again to cross the Old Bridge.

Path Narrowed path with slope. Path is 2300mm wide, slightly damaged but still easily walkable, with loose rocks. Rises back up again to cross the Old Bridge.

Slope down onto new path.

Gradient Slope down onto new path.

Two benches on this section of the path.

Seat Two benches on this section of the path.

Cattle grid with 1700mm clearance on the opposite side of the path.

Gate Cattle grid with 1700mm clearance on the opposite side of the path.

Clearence of 2100mm. Path follows river until it returns to the starting point.

Clearance Clearence of 2100mm. Path follows river until it returns to the starting point.

Final bench near the starting point.

Seat Final bench near the starting point.

Path

Cambus Pools Loop Phototrail

 

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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
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Direction
End
Path
Start

 

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