Hiking in Clackmannanshire
Clackmannanshire offers lots of opportunity for exploring the great outdoors which are suitable for all ages and abilities. There are many established hikes within the glens of the Ochil Hills. 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.
Alva Glen is a spectacular gorge situated above the village of Alva at the foot of the Ochil Hills. As you follow the path from the car park you reach the first of five waterfalls, the highlights of the glen, including the 23m Craighorn Fall and the Big Fall, a hidden waterfall which cascades magically into the Smugglers Cave. You can also see a number of ancient hill-terraces, known locally as ‘The Delvins’, on the slopes of the glen.
An exciting short walk exploring the dramatic Mill Glen, one of the gorges that scour the southern wall of the Ochils. There are many bridges and small waterfalls as well as the fabulous glen itself. Clear and popular path; however there are many steps, it is rough in places and there are unprotected drops.
Dumyat is the rocky little cub of the Ochils, far lower than the main range but packed with character. It has a superb position on the fringe of the range overlooking Stirling and the Central Belt; the views are superb. A perfect first hillwalk on a fine day.
A rougher approach to the lovely summit of Dumyat than the more popular route, however, it has good views and although steep makes a rewarding climb.
The exploration of the gorges of the Dollar Glen have been popular since Victorian times. The walk crosses many bridges, viewpoints and the impressive Castle Campbell and is a good walk to interest children although care should be taken in many places.
Explore Stirling and Clackmannanshire with a certified, Spanish speaking tour guide.