GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Wallace Monument

1 miles (2 km)

This walk visits Abbey Craig hill in Stirling, home to the National Wallace Monument which commemorates Sir William Wallace, the 13th-century Scottish Knight.
The tower stands on the volcanic crag of Abbey Craig where Wallace is said to have watched the army of King Edward I of England, prior to the Battle of Stirling Bridge.
The walk starts at the visitor centre car park and follows good woodland footpaths to the monument where there are wonderful views over Stirling and the River Forth to the Highland Mountains. For a fee you can climb to the top of the monument itself and enjoy even better views. After visiting the monument it's easy to extend your walk into the surrounding woodland on one of the colour coded trails.


FK9 5LF - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

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Further Information and Other Local Ideas

To continue your walking around Stirling head to the lovely Plean Country Park. There's woodlands, flower meadows, ponds, streams and the ruined 18th century Plean Country House to explore here.
Head a short distance south west and you can pick up the Stirling Walk which explores the wonderful medieval castle with its fascinating history, beautiful gardens and excellent views.
To the south west of Stirling there's a nice circular trail around the picturesque North Third Reservoir to try.

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby


The Wallace Monument - - 417749

The Wallace Monument

William Wallace Monument - - 1484156

"Go back to England and tell them... Scotland is free!"

Causewayhead from the Wallace Monument - - 879238

Causewayhead from the Wallace Monument. Looking south west over Causewayhead and the River Forth towards Stirling Castle.

Stirling from the Wallace Monument - - 1027431

Stirling from the Wallace Monument. The castle overlooks the northern part of the town, with the bridge over the Forth just visible at the bottom left.


GPS Files

GPX File

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Memory Map Route

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