GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Meikle Bin Walk

6 miles (9.5 km)

Climb to the Meikle Bin mountain on this splendid walk in the Carron Valley. It's a challenging climb with the summit rising to a height of nearly 1900ft.
The walk starts from the Todholes car park at the northern end of the Carron Valley Reservoir. From here you pick up the waymarked trail and head south through the forest to Bin Bairn. The rest of the route climbs to Meikle Bin where there are fabulous views to the coast and the surrounding hills and mountains.
To continue your walking in the area you can try the Loch Shore Trail at the southern end of the Carron Valley Reservoir. It's another well signposted trail with more great views over the water.

Postcode

FK6 5JL - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Meikle Bin Trail OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Meikle Bin Trail Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

Just to the north west of the Carron Valley Reservoir there's the Loup of Fintry where you'll find beautiful 94ft high waterfalls.

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby

Photos

Carron Valley Reservoir Western Dam - geograph.org.uk - 171388

Carron Valley Reservoir Western Dam

Carron Valley Reservoir - geograph.org.uk - 199288

Carron Valley Reservoir. View across the reservoir to Cairnoch Hill.

River Carron Flowing Towards Carron Valley Reservoir - geograph.org.uk - 171371

River Carron Flowing Towards Carron Valley Reservoir

Above the trees - geograph.org.uk - 199290

Above the trees. Where the path to Meikle Bin from the northwest emerges out through the trees. The view is northeast across Carron Valley Reservoir.

Meikle Bin - geograph.org.uk - 1565575

Meikle Bin. Taken on a beautiful autumn day from the top of the Campsie Fells.

Storm Clouds over Meikle Binn - geograph.org.uk - 1464159

Dramatic storm clouds over Meikle Binn. Taken from the Moffat Hills near Airdrie

Meikle Bin wreckage 1

Historical aircraft wreckage onMeikle Bin. The hill was the site of a fatal accident in January 1950, when aFairey Fireflyof the Royal NavyFleet Air Armcrashed just below the summit in low cloud while en route toHMS SanderlingNaval Air Station. Both crewmen were killed on impact. Wreckage can be seen on the north and east slopes.

Engine From Fairey Firefly On Meikle Bin and Carron Valley Forest - geograph.org.uk - 1400920

Engine From Fairey Firefly.

Video

GPS Files

GPX File

Meikle Bin Trail.gpx (On Desktop:Right Click>'Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold>Share>Save to Files')

Memory Map Route

Meikle Bin Trail.mmo (On Desktop:Right Click>'Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold >Share>Save to Files)