Carron Valley Reservoir
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 a fortified village from the early Middle Ages of Scotland.
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.