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Photographer: Brian Horisk/AdventureArt, Fife, Scotland

Route Filmstrip & Description

Leaflets showing Walks for All in and around the Stirling area. The location of the car park at the starting point for each walk is shown on the map together with a map of the walk and some of the key features of interest and accessibility. Click on the photos of the maps in the filmstrip below to see them more clearly. (The route profile does not apply to this Phototrail)

Surveyed by: Penny Stoddard, November 0011 (Autumn)
Accessibility Rating: 3More Information
Distance: 0.0 km

Public Transport: No
Car Park: Car parks are marked for each walk
Steps: Steps and other obstacles are shown where they occur on the walks maps.
Barriers: Gates, barriers and other obstacles are shown where they occur on the walks maps.
Toilets: Toilets are shown on the maps if they are avaialble.

Full Profile

This information  page shows all the main features of the walks including gradients, steps and other possible restrictions to accessibility.

Information This information page shows all the main features of the walks including gradients, steps and other possible restrictions to accessibility.

3.9Km/2.4miles
This is two walks in one. You can explore the Broomridge paths through Balquhidderock Wood or you can link them up if you want. Broomridge offers lovely views of the Ochils, while Balquhidderrock Wood is hidden in the middle of an urban setting. There are plenty of birds and even grey squirrels to watch out for.
Path Surfaces - All broomridge paths are tarmac surfaces. In Balquhidderock Wood the lower path is a crushed stone surface but the upper woodland paths are quite rough.
Gradients - The Broomridge paths are mostly gentle slopes but there are very steep gradients towards Broom Road.
In Balquhidderrock Wood the upper path is undulating with short very steep sections and steps. The lower path is flat.

CarPark 3.9Km/2.4miles This is two walks in one. You can explore the Broomridge paths through Balquhidderock Wood or you can link them up if you want. Broomridge offers lovely views of the Ochils, while Balquhidderrock Wood is hidden in the middle of an urban setting. There are plenty of birds and even grey squirrels to watch out for. Path Surfaces - All broomridge paths are tarmac surfaces. In Balquhidderock Wood the lower path is a crushed stone surface but the upper woodland paths are quite rough. Gradients - The Broomridge paths are mostly gentle slopes but there are very steep gradients towards Broom Road. In Balquhidderrock Wood the upper path is undulating with short very steep sections and steps. The lower path is flat.

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2.8Km/1.7miles
Enjoy a stroll along the Bannock Burn and imagine what it was like when the mills were in operation. Watch for waterfowl from the viewing platform. For a more strenuous walk continue up to Milton and around to Coal Wynd. You'll get stunning views of the castle, the Wallace Monument, the Ochils and over to the Trossachs.
Path surfaces - The streets, riverside paths and track from the viewing platform to Milton Grove are tarmac. The other paths are quite smooth.
Gradients - The riverside path is flat to the viewing platform. There are steep gradients from the viewing platform to Milton and along Coal Wynd.

CarPark 2.8Km/1.7miles Enjoy a stroll along the Bannock Burn and imagine what it was like when the mills were in operation. Watch for waterfowl from the viewing platform. For a more strenuous walk continue up to Milton and around to Coal Wynd. You'll get stunning views of the castle, the Wallace Monument, the Ochils and over to the Trossachs. Path surfaces - The streets, riverside paths and track from the viewing platform to Milton Grove are tarmac. The other paths are quite smooth. Gradients - The riverside path is flat to the viewing platform. There are steep gradients from the viewing platform to Milton and along Coal Wynd.

1.7 km / 1.05 miles one way
Follow part of this former railway line from Strathblane for a pleasant flat walk through countryside to the foot of Dunglass. Look out for wildlife and enjoy views of the Campsies along the way. This walk can easily be extended towards Lennoxtown by continuing further along the path.

CarPark 1.7 km / 1.05 miles one way Follow part of this former railway line from Strathblane for a pleasant flat walk through countryside to the foot of Dunglass. Look out for wildlife and enjoy views of the Campsies along the way. This walk can easily be extended towards Lennoxtown by continuing further along the path.

3.7 km / 2.3 miles
Stirling has many hidden green areas and this walk takes in two of them. Beechwood is a vibrant park with a playground for the children while Kenningknowes Community Woodland is a peaceful place for a stroll.

CarPark 3.7 km / 2.3 miles Stirling has many hidden green areas and this walk takes in two of them. Beechwood is a vibrant park with a playground for the children while Kenningknowes Community Woodland is a peaceful place for a stroll.

Whole circular 4.25 km / 2.6 miles Park circular only 3 km / 1.8 miles
King’s Park is a beautiful public park in Stirling with an abundance of wildlife and opportunities to enjoy the outdoors. There is something for everyone, be it a more challenging walk on the west side of the park where you’ll get stunning views of the castle or a flat walk on the east side. Simply choose the area that suits you best.

CarPark Whole circular 4.25 km / 2.6 miles Park circular only 3 km / 1.8 miles King’s Park is a beautiful public park in Stirling with an abundance of wildlife and opportunities to enjoy the outdoors. There is something for everyone, be it a more challenging walk on the west side of the park where you’ll get stunning views of the castle or a flat walk on the east side. Simply choose the area that suits you best.

2.5km/1.5miles
The Back Walk provides an excellent opportunity to enjoy a woodland experience in the city centre. Follow the old town wall to the back of the castle along the Upper Back Walk to get excellent views towards the Trossachs. Carry on down to the Lower Back Walk to complete the circular. Have a look at the Butt Well and the King’s Knot. You could extend the walk by exploring the Top of Town cemeteries,Gowanhill or the renowned Stirling Castle.

Public Transport 2.5km/1.5miles The Back Walk provides an excellent opportunity to enjoy a woodland experience in the city centre. Follow the old town wall to the back of the castle along the Upper Back Walk to get excellent views towards the Trossachs. Carry on down to the Lower Back Walk to complete the circular. Have a look at the Butt Well and the King’s Knot. You could extend the walk by exploring the Top of Town cemeteries,Gowanhill or the renowned Stirling Castle.

1.6 km / 1 mile one way.
This walk uses the paths along the River Forth in the Raploch area. There are great views of the castle, the Wallace Monument and Old Stirling Bridge on route. Follow the stone timeline built into the path and you’ll learn more about Raploch’s past along the way.

Path 1.6 km / 1 mile one way. This walk uses the paths along the River Forth in the Raploch area. There are great views of the castle, the Wallace Monument and Old Stirling Bridge on route. Follow the stone timeline built into the path and you’ll learn more about Raploch’s past along the way.

2.5km/1.5 miles
Fallin Bing is a countryside haven on a post-industrial site. Today you can find woodland and grassland where many important and diverse species live. See if you can spot a Common Blue butterfly or a 6 Spot Burnet moth. On a clear day you can enjoy views over to the Ochils.

CarPark 2.5km/1.5 miles Fallin Bing is a countryside haven on a post-industrial site. Today you can find woodland and grassland where many important and diverse species live. See if you can spot a Common Blue butterfly or a 6 Spot Burnet moth. On a clear day you can enjoy views over to the Ochils.

500 m from visitor centre to monument.
260 m extension
This walk gives you the opportunity to get up close to the famous Wallace Monument and enjoy stunning views up to the Trossachs and down the Forth Valley. Look out for woodland flora and fauna. If you are quiet you may spot a Roe deer.

CarPark 500 m from visitor centre to monument. 260 m extension This walk gives you the opportunity to get up close to the famous Wallace Monument and enjoy stunning views up to the Trossachs and down the Forth Valley. Look out for woodland flora and fauna. If you are quiet you may spot a Roe deer.

2.4km/1.7 miles Loch only
5.3km/3.3 miles Loch & Logie Kirk
This walk has something for everyone. Take a stroll around the loch and enjoy views of Dumyat and the Wallace Monument. Try spotting waterfowl on the loch. With the many benches dotted around the loch, you can take your time to enjoy the scenery. If you would like more of a challenge, you can take in Old Logie Kirk. The graveyard is home to some of Scotland’s earliest surviving gravestones dating back to the 16th and 17th centuries. It is well worth a visit.

CarPark 2.4km/1.7 miles Loch only 5.3km/3.3 miles Loch & Logie Kirk This walk has something for everyone. Take a stroll around the loch and enjoy views of Dumyat and the Wallace Monument. Try spotting waterfowl on the loch. With the many benches dotted around the loch, you can take your time to enjoy the scenery. If you would like more of a challenge, you can take in Old Logie Kirk. The graveyard is home to some of Scotland’s earliest surviving gravestones dating back to the 16th and 17th centuries. It is well worth a visit.

2km/1.25 miles
This circular walk gives you the chance to explore Bridge of Allan’s woodlands located close to the town. If you are quiet, you may spot Roe deer and other woodland creatures.

CarPark 2km/1.25 miles This circular walk gives you the chance to explore Bridge of Allan’s woodlands located close to the town. If you are quiet, you may spot Roe deer and other woodland creatures.

1.6km/1 mile
This is a pleasant stroll along the banks of the Allan Water with views of Dunblane Cathedral. A great walk for spotting waterfowl like herons and dippers. If you wish to explore further, take the route to Laighills where you will find many more paths to choose from.

CarPark 1.6km/1 mile This is a pleasant stroll along the banks of the Allan Water with views of Dunblane Cathedral. A great walk for spotting waterfowl like herons and dippers. If you wish to explore further, take the route to Laighills where you will find many more paths to choose from.

4.5km/2.8 miles
This route provides three walks in one. For a flat, hard surface walk try a linear route along the dismantled railway. If you want a beautiful view across Doune and can manage a gradient, carry on up Commonty Walk. To enjoy woodland and water, visit Doune Ponds. All these can be linked into a lovely circular walk with lots of different types of wildlife along the way.

CarPark 4.5km/2.8 miles This route provides three walks in one. For a flat, hard surface walk try a linear route along the dismantled railway. If you want a beautiful view across Doune and can manage a gradient, carry on up Commonty Walk. To enjoy woodland and water, visit Doune Ponds. All these can be linked into a lovely circular walk with lots of different types of wildlife along the way.

2.15km/1.34 miles
A lovely circular walk on countryside paths around Thornhill’s North and South Commons. You can enjoy stunning views of Flanders Moss National Nature Reserve and the Campsies, Gargunnock and Fintry Hills from the viewpoint.

CarPark 2.15km/1.34 miles A lovely circular walk on countryside paths around Thornhill’s North and South Commons. You can enjoy stunning views of Flanders Moss National Nature Reserve and the Campsies, Gargunnock and Fintry Hills from the viewpoint.

2km/1.25 miles
This walk takes you out of Kippen and into Burnside Wood where you can enjoy views over to the Trossachs and explore the woodland and pond wildlife. Stand on the viewing platform at the pond and see what you can spot.

Start 2km/1.25 miles This walk takes you out of Kippen and into Burnside Wood where you can enjoy views over to the Trossachs and explore the woodland and pond wildlife. Stand on the viewing platform at the pond and see what you can spot.

2.4km/1.5 miles
This walk takes you around the historical sites of Killearn with beautiful views across to the Campsie Hills. You’ll see Killearn Kirk, the Buchanan Monument, an original road toll plaque as well as the now ruined Old Kirk. There is an opportunity here to take a break and enjoy the scenery.

CarPark 2.4km/1.5 miles This walk takes you around the historical sites of Killearn with beautiful views across to the Campsie Hills. You’ll see Killearn Kirk, the Buchanan Monument, an original road toll plaque as well as the now ruined Old Kirk. There is an opportunity here to take a break and enjoy the scenery.

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