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Both Dollar Canyon and Alva Canyon have some incredible features. With jumps, natural water flumes and loads of waterfalls. Dollar Canyon is more suitable for beginners whereas Alva Canyon is for people who are fit, adventurous and looking for something more.
This bold medieval keep may look forbidding but inside it’s full of art and riches – not to mention intriguing tales. The tower dates back to the 14th century and was built to guard a strategically important ferry crossing on the nearby River Forth.
It became the ancestral seat of the Erskine family, the Earls of Mar and Kellie. This family have played a pivotal part in Scotland’s history through the centuries and were loyal supporters of the Stuart monarchs. Mary, Queen of Scots and her son, James VI, both spent part of their childhood here under the guardianship of the Erskine family.
Alloa Tower was lavishly updated by John Erskine, 6th Earl of Mar, who created an 18th-century mansion within the ancient walls.
Jump N Joy is a trampoline park where kids can show off their skills on the trampoline. This is the newest and most exciting place in Central Scotland.
Children have the best time at Jump N Joy as they can either focus on all the jumps and flips their hearts desire with the 30 high performance trampolines or they can be challenged with the different obstacles, such as the log roll or the interactive light games.
They also hold fitness classes where you can burn up to 407 calories just by jumping on a trampoline, which is taken by a professional fitness instructor. If this has not tempted you yet then this might, as you are able to dance (and jump) the night away at their Disco Night.
Situated at the foot of the Ochil Hills, The Japanese Gardens Cowden is a beautiful picturesque place to visit.
There is also a nice tea room so you can pop in and have a nice cuppa and enjoy the delicious baking.
You can take in the incredible views Central Scotland has to offer with Real World Riding, a Mountain Bike Coaching and Guiding service.
If you are a beginner and would just like to enjoy the ride, Real World Riding takes all the stress out of the experience by guiding you through it. This will allow you to build your confidence, visit somewhere special and have an adventure.
They also offer bespoke skills sessions and programmed courses if you are looking to develop your trail riding skills.
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Vertical Descents pioneered the first commercial decents of these Canyons and have been the longest established operator in the area to be doing this, they provide all specialist instruction and equipment including hooded thermal neoprene wetsuits to keep you cozy and warm.
Book an adventure to remember, they look forward to welcoming you soon.
This 12.8 mile circular route starts in Alloa (once the brewery capital of Scotland) and goes through the Hillfoots villages (the collective name for the villages along the base of the Ochil Hills).
Starting at Alloa station, follow the Route 767 signs from the roundabout, along the north side of Izatt Street and across the road on the signalised crossing opposite Primrose Street. Join a traffic-free, former wagon path which leads to the junction with Route 76 beside Limetree House on North Castle Street. Turn right and follow Route 76 west towards Cambus. After weaving through quiet residential streets in Alloa, the route joins a quiet farm road and then a tarmac multi-use path. From Cambus, where there is a nice tearoom right on the route, the path passes working whisky bonded warehouses to the right, the River Devon to the left, under the railway line and by a ruined Dovecot (pigeons used to be an important source of meat).
At the junction with Route 76 near Tullibody, continue northwards on Route 768 on good railway path towards Menstrie and the Ochil Hills. At Menstrie, the route joins a quiet shared road. This is not as smooth as the previous tailored paths but is still enjoyable as you follow manageable rolling hills along the edge of the Ochils. (There are many footpaths up into the hills, the most notable being Alva Glen.) The route by-passes the centre of Alva on a quiet back road and the only challenging, but short hill, is on this stretch. Be careful descending the other side of this hill as it has blind corners. Before you reach the hill, a short detour along one of the streets to the right will take you to cafes on the main street of Alva if you need a break.
At the east of Alva, join the shared-use path alongside the main road to Tillicoultry for just over a mile, head through the park and join some neighbourhood roads until you join the Devon Way (Route 767). You can turn left for a detour to the lovely village of Dollar three miles further east, but to complete the loop and return to Alloa, carry straight on, over the river and follow the railway path past Sauchie and back to the railway station. As you head along this path there are more panoramic views of the Ochil Hills and a satisfying overview the route just taken.