GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Gartmorn Dam Country Park

3 miles (4.5 km)

This 370 acre Country Park and Nature Reserve is located less than two miles from Alloa and Clackmannan in Clackmannanshire. The centrepiece of the park is the 170 acre Gartmorn Dam reservoir which has a lovely waterside path and is surrounded by peaceful woodlands. The park is very good for wildlife watching - look out for woodpeckers, roe deer, hare and red squirrels in the woodland areas and various wildfowl on the reservoir.
Other features in the park include an 18th century Ice House, the 19th century kitchen garden, a bird hide, picnic areas and a visitor centre.
If you'd like to continue your walk/cycle then the Dunfermline to Alloa path runs just to the south of the park. It follows National Cycle Network route 764 and the trackbed of a disused railway line from Dunfermline to Alloa via Clackmannan and Carnock.

Postcode

FK10 3NZ - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Gartmorn Dam Country Park OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Gartmorn Dam Country Park Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Pubs/Cafes

There's a nice on site cafe with indoor and outdoor seating at the site.

Dog Walking

The dam is a popular place for dog walkers so you'll probably bump into other owners on your visit.

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

To continue your exercise in the area you could head to Lochore Meadows Country Park, Loch Fitty, Loch Leven or Townhill Country Park in nearby Dunfermline. There's lots of good waterside footpaths to enjoy at these venues.
The National Trust's splendid Dollar Glen is just a few miles north east while to the east. Near here there's trails along the River Devon and a series of lovely reservoirs in Glendevon. There's also the Cleish Hills to explore around the pretty Loch Glow.

Photos

Gartmorn Dam - geograph.org.uk - 1562685

View across to the island on Gartmorn Dam from the fishermens' jetty.

Viewpoint above Gartmorn Dam. - geograph.org.uk - 1562705

Viewpoint above Gartmorn Dam. Image taken of the viewpoint on the ring contour 81m above the Dam. View reveals the refinery and chemical plants of Grangemouth with Longannet coal fired power station off to the east.

Gartmorn Dam Country Park - geograph.org.uk - 30648

This picture taken from near Gartmorn Dam House shows the 170 acre reservoir which was created by Sir John Erskine to power the pumps which drained the mines at Sauchie. Today it is an area of Special Scientific Interest and is an important site in the winter months for migratory Wildfowl.

Gartmorn Dam - geograph.org.uk - 244182

The reservoir is such an age, that marshy bays and inlets have developed which is good news for wildlife like this swan (Cygnus olor) family.

Video

GPS Files

GPX File

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Memory Map Route

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