GPS Cycle and Walking Routes


Carron Valley Reservoir

2 miles (4 km)

Enjoy a lovely woodland trail along Carron Valley Reservoir on this easy walk near Stirling. The walk is known as the Loch Shore Trail and takes place on good waymarked paths, with a short boardwalk section at the start. There's lovely views across the large reservoir, pretty little woodland burns and lots of wildlife to look out for on the water. Keep your eyes peeled for Crested Grebe, Golden Eye, Tufted Duck and Osprey as you make your way along the trail. In the woods you may also see red deer, red squirrel and even the elusive pine marten.
The walk starts from the car park at the eastern end of the water. From here you can directly pick up the trail heading west along the reservoir. It will take you past the play areas to a lovely viewpoint overlooking the water. There's also picnic sites and a cafe near the car park for refreshments.
To continue your walking in the beautiful Carron Valley, you can enjoy a more challenging climb on the Meikle Bin Trail.
Also of interest is the fascinating Duncarron. Here you will find the complete reproduction of afortifiedvillage from the earlyMiddle AgesofScotland.
You can also try one of the challenging, red graded mountain bike trails which start from the car park and take you through the woodland to the south of the reservoir.

Carron Valley Reservoir Postcode

FK2 7SP
N.B Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Carron Valley Reservoir OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Carron Valley Reservoir Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Open Street Map with Location tracking

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby

Photos

Carron Valley Reservoir Dam - geograph.org.uk - 170267

Carron Valley Reservoir - geograph.org.uk - 1129003

Carron Valley Forest and Reservoir - geograph.org.uk - 462266

Carron Valley Reservoir Dam - geograph.org.uk - 40354

Video

GPS Files

GPX File

Carron Valley Reservoir.gpx (right click - 'Save As')

Memory Map Route

Carron Valley Reservoir.mmo (right click - 'Save As')

Map