Clackmannanshire offers lots of opportunity for exploring outdoors which is suitable for all ages and abilities.
There are many established walks within the glens of the Ochil Hills. Alva Glen, Tillicoultry Glen and Dollar Glen are easily accessible and for the more intrepid, excellent views are your reward for ascending Ben Cleuch one of the highest and most popular hill walks in Central Scotland at 2363 feet.
Walking routes in and around Clackmannanshire, can be downloaded from Walk Highlands.
Gartmorn Dam Country Park , Nature Reserve and Fishery, offers a wealth of activity. The Countryside Rangers hold regular events throughout the year including bat hunting on Autumn evenings and pond dipping days in Spring.
The fishery is recognised as a trout master fishery, and offers first class angling for brown and rainbow trout within its well stocked 167 acre's of water, The fishing season runs between April and October.
For the cyclist, the National Cycle Route number 76 'Round the Forth' passes through Clackmannanshire connecting you from Dunfermline in Fife to Stirling . There are also a number of local cycle routes such as the Devon Way providing safe off road routes for cycling. More cycle routes are under development to ensure cycling is even more attractive and accessible.
Bike Hire, guiding and mountain bike experience days can be organised by Flying Fox Bikes in Alva.
Exploring and Protecting Clackmannanshire
Protecting the environment is about more than putting litter in the bin. Here at Clackmannanshire we have one of the best natural environments in Scotland, and we want to keep it that way.
The core path plans will not only help you enjoy the outdoors on foot, bicycle, horse and canoe, but also assist landowners and farmers in their management of access, particularly over agricultural land.
Everyone has the right to be on most land and inland water providing they act responsibly. Your access rights and responsibilities are explained fully in the Scottish Outdoor Access Code.