Walks around Stirling
This fine city in central Scotland has some riverside trails, fine local parks, hill climbs and a wonderful castle to explore. The city is also close to the splendid Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park where there are numerous hill climbs and wonderful lochside trails to try.
This walk takes you around Stirling Castle, visiting the Church of the Holy Rude and a fine viewpoint. The medieval castle buildings date from the 15th and 16th century. It sits on a hill top with wonderful views over the city and the River Forth. The castle and its grounds are a fine place for a walk with pretty gardens which include a lovely 200 year old beech tree.
After exploring the castle head north east and enjoy a climb to the historic Wallace Monument.
PostcodeFK8 1EJ - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations
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Walks near Stirling
- Plean Country Park - Enjoy peaceful walking and cycling trails in this large country park in Stirling
- Wallace Monument - This walk visits Abbey Craig hill in Stirling, home to the National Wallace Monument which commemorates Sir William Wallace, the 13th-century Scottish Knight.
- Carron Valley Reservoir - Enjoy a lovely woodland trail along Carron Valley Reservoir on this easy walk near Stirling
- Palacerigg Country Park - Enjoy miles of walking and cycling trails through this large country park in Cumbernauld
- Glen Ogle - This lovely cycling and walking trail takes you along National Cycle Route 7 through the beautiful Glen Ogle
- West Highland Way - This is a fabulous long distance walking and cycling* route from Milngavie, north of Glasgow, to Fort William in the Scottish Highlands.
- Loch Venachar and Loch Drunkie - This route in Queen Elizabeth Forest Park follows National Cycle Route 7 through the Achray Forest to two beautiful lochs in the Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park
- Rob Roy Way - Follow in the footsteps of Robert Roy MacGregor, famous Scottish folk hero and outlaw of the early 18th century
- Loch Tay - Enjoy a short walk to Loch Tay from the town of Killin in the Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park
- North Third Reservoir - This peaceful circular walk takes you around the pretty North Third Reservoir near Stirling.
- Meikle Bin Trail - Climb to the Meikle Bin mountain on this splendid walk in the Carron Valley
- Banton Loch - This walk visits Banton Loch on the lovely Colzium Estate near Kilsyth
- Fannyside Lochs - These two pretty lochs are located next to Palacerigg Country Park in Cumbernauld.
- Loup of Fintry - This walk visits the Loup of Fintry waterfall on the River Endrick near the village of Fintry