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

Route Filmstrip & Description

This is a 3Km trail with views of the Ochils and Devon Valley. Most of the trail is level but there are two particular slopes with gradients of 12% (1:8) and 10% (1:10) both for over 40m. The path surface is mainly of crushed stone but with some fine loose stones covering the whole surface which make it a little slippery in places.There is enough room for two people to walk side by side over most of the trail but there are only a couple of seats along the way.

Surveyed by: . Fieldfare, May 2010 (Spring)
Accessibility Rating: 3More Information
Distance: 3.2 km

Public Transport: No
Car Park: No
Steps: No
Barriers: No
Toilets: No

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Information

The start of this section of the walk is off Collyland Road about 100m from the crossraods with the Alloa Road at OS Grid Reference NS898953.A public path sign marks the track.

Start The start of this section of the walk is off Collyland Road about 100m from the crossraods with the Alloa Road at OS Grid Reference NS898953.A public path sign marks the track.

The first part of the track has an uneven, pot-holed surface.

Surface The first part of the track has an uneven, pot-holed surface.

Turn left over the bridge to get onto the old railway line that forms the Devon Way.

Direction Turn left over the bridge to get onto the old railway line that forms the Devon Way.

The Bridge crosses the old railway line that is now the Devon Way.

View The Bridge crosses the old railway line that is now the Devon Way.

The Bridge crosses the old railway line that is now the Devon Way.

View The Bridge crosses the old railway line that is now the Devon Way.

After the bridge bear right to take the ramp down to the old railway line.The path to the left leads towards Sauchie Tower.

Direction After the bridge bear right to take the ramp down to the old railway line.The path to the left leads towards Sauchie Tower.

For about 35m there is a gradient of 8% (1:12)

Gradient For about 35m there is a gradient of 8% (1:12)

After the bend there is a gradient of 13% (1:8) for 15m.

Gradient After the bend there is a gradient of 13% (1:8) for 15m.

Turn left off the ramp to head towards Devonside.

Direction Turn left off the ramp to head towards Devonside.

The seat is the last resting point for over 2Km.

Seat The seat is the last resting point for over 2Km.

 

Path

 

Path

The path surface changes from tarmac to an unsealed stone finish.

Surface The path surface changes from tarmac to an unsealed stone finish.

 The surface of much of the path  has fine loose stones across it that can make it  a little slippery in places.

Surface The surface of much of the path has fine loose stones across it that can make it a little slippery in places.

The route is shared with cyclists and horse riders.

Information The route is shared with cyclists and horse riders.

On the bend the gradient is as steep as 19% (1:5) at one point.

Gradient On the bend the gradient is as steep as 19% (1:5) at one point.

 

Path

 

Path

At the cross roads continute straight over to follow the Devon Way to Devonside.

Direction At the cross roads continute straight over to follow the Devon Way to Devonside.

The track to the right leads to the main road between Devonside and Fishcross.

Direction The track to the right leads to the main road between Devonside and Fishcross.

The track to the left leads towards Sauchie Tower.

Direction The track to the left leads towards Sauchie Tower.

 The surface of much of the path  has fine loose stones across it that can make it  a little slippery in places.

Surface The surface of much of the path has fine loose stones across it that can make it a little slippery in places.

There are fine views of the Ochils from many points along the trail.

View There are fine views of the Ochils from many points along the trail.

 

Path

The barriers approaching the local road to Tillicoutry have wdie gaps (1.2m+).

Width The barriers approaching the local road to Tillicoutry have wdie gaps (1.2m+).

 

Path

The barriers approaching the local road to Tillicoutry have wdie gaps (1.2m+).After the barrier there is a gradient of about 7% (1:14) for 50m or so.

Width The barriers approaching the local road to Tillicoutry have wdie gaps (1.2m+).After the barrier there is a gradient of about 7% (1:14) for 50m or so.

 

Path

 

Path

 

Path

 The surface of much of the path  has fine loose stones across it that can make it  a little slippery in places.

Surface The surface of much of the path has fine loose stones across it that can make it a little slippery in places.

 

Path

There is a sloping link path to Alexandra Street, the main road between Devonside and Fishcross.

Direction There is a sloping link path to Alexandra Street, the main road between Devonside and Fishcross.

Carry straight on where the paths cross to follow the Devon Way to Devonside.

Direction Carry straight on where the paths cross to follow the Devon Way to Devonside.

There are steps down to a link  path towards Tillicoultry

Direction There are steps down to a link path towards Tillicoultry

 

Path

The path surface becomes tarmac as a steeper section is reached.

Surface The path surface becomes tarmac as a steeper section is reached.

There is a gradient of 11% (1:9) for over 20m.

Gradient There is a gradient of 11% (1:9) for over 20m.

There is a further gradient of 9% (1:11) for 20m.

Gradient There is a further gradient of 9% (1:11) for 20m.

The surface becomes unsealed stone again as the path levels off.

Surface The surface becomes unsealed stone again as the path levels off.

 

Path

 

Path

 

Path

 

Path

 

Path

It is possible to link to Alexandra Street, the main road between devonside and Fishcross, before the steep slope down to the River Devon is reached.

Direction It is possible to link to Alexandra Street, the main road between devonside and Fishcross, before the steep slope down to the River Devon is reached.

The surface becomes tarmac for the slope down to the River Devon. The forst 6m has a gradient of about 8% (1:12).

Gradient The surface becomes tarmac for the slope down to the River Devon. The forst 6m has a gradient of about 8% (1:12).

The second slope has  agreadient of 12% (1:8) for 20m.

Gradient The second slope has agreadient of 12% (1:8) for 20m.

There is a further slope for 25m with a gradient of 10% (1:10).

Gradient There is a further slope for 25m with a gradient of 10% (1:10).

The last 30m slope is less than 8% (1:12)

Gradient The last 30m slope is less than 8% (1:12)

At the bridge there is a mounting block for horse riders that could serve as a seat to rest on.

Seat At the bridge there is a mounting block for horse riders that could serve as a seat to rest on.

The bridge is over 1.5m wide.

Width The bridge is over 1.5m wide.

The Devon Way continues straight ahead.

Direction The Devon Way continues straight ahead.

There is another mounting block for horse riders that could serve as a seat and resting point for some people.

Seat There is another mounting block for horse riders that could serve as a seat and resting point for some people.

There is a 5m slope with a gradient of 16% (1:6).

Gradient There is a 5m slope with a gradient of 16% (1:6).

 

Path

 

Path

 

Path

Bear right to follow the Devon Way.

Direction Bear right to follow the Devon Way.

 

Path

There is a short gradient of 13% (1:8).

Gradient There is a short gradient of 13% (1:8).

Turn right to follow the Devon Way

Direction Turn right to follow the Devon Way

 

Path

Keep right to link the continuation of the Devon way to Dollar.

Direction Keep right to link the continuation of the Devon way to Dollar.

 

Path

 

Path

 

Path

 

Path

This section of the Devonway ends at Moss Road in Devonside. The continuation of the trail towards Dollar can be seen on the other side of the road.

End This section of the Devonway ends at Moss Road in Devonside. The continuation of the trail towards Dollar can be seen on the other side of the road.

The path to the right leads towards Sterling Mills shooping centre but there is a barrier that may restrict some people 125m from the bridge.

Direction The path to the right leads towards Sterling Mills shooping centre but there is a barrier that may restrict some people 125m from the bridge.

 

Path

The barrrier has a low level gap of less than 300mm. The other part of the chicane has a width of 900mm and a depth of 900mm.

Barrier The barrrier has a low level gap of less than 300mm. The other part of the chicane has a width of 900mm and a depth of 900mm.

 

Path

There are connecting links to the car park of sterling Mills shopping centre.

Direction There are connecting links to the car park of sterling Mills shopping centre.

There are connecting links to the car park of sterling Mills shopping centre.

Direction There are connecting links to the car park of sterling Mills shopping centre.

A 10m slope has a gradient of 7% (1:14)

Gradient A 10m slope has a gradient of 7% (1:14)

 

Path

There may be overhanging branches along this section.

Clearance There may be overhanging branches along this section.

 

Path

 

Path

From the entrance to the Sterling Mills shopping centre you can follow the pavements towards Tillicoultry to pick up the start of the continuation of the Devon Way towards Dollar.

Direction From the entrance to the Sterling Mills shopping centre you can follow the pavements towards Tillicoultry to pick up the start of the continuation of the Devon Way towards Dollar.

Devon Way - Fishcross to Devonside Phototrail

 

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