GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Loch Ardinning Walk

1 miles (1.8 km)

This walk visits Loch Ardinning in Stirling. This pretty loch is a pleasant place for a stroll with some east footpaths and lovely views across the water.
The loch is managed by the Scottish Wildlife trust and is a great place for flora and fauna. Look out for woodpeckers and black grouse plus various butterflies fluttering around the reserve's wildflowers.
You can start your walk at the parking area at the western end of the loch and then follow paths east along the northern shore.


G63 9ET - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

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Further Information and Other Local Ideas

You can extend your walking in the area by heading south west to visit Mugdock Country Park. Here you can enjoy trails along Milngavie Reservoir, Dumbrock Loch, through Mugdock Wood, along Allander Water and past Mugdock Loch.
To the north, in Strathblane, you can pick up the Strathkelvin Railway Path. This shared cycling and walking trail will take you towards Gartcosh via Kirkintilloch, with fine views of the Campsie Fells.
To the south are the tranquil waters of Bardowie Loch.
To the north west there's the interesting Burncrooks Reservoir Walk which visits the unusual narrow rocky chasm at the Whangie before heading to the pretty reservoir. Near here there's something of a hidden gem at the Devil's Pulpit in Finnich Glen. There's a wonderful deep sandstone gorge and rushing waterfall to see in this geologically fascinating area.


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Loch Ardinning in autumn.

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Shallow loch now managed as a wildlife reserve. There is a well surfaced path along the northern shore.

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Loch Ardinning Wildlife Reserve

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Old quarry north of the loch.


GPS Files

GPX File

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Memory Map Route

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