Planned Walks 

These are the dates and details for up and coming walks.  Where possible we have included information about an alternative route if conditions are not suitable for the planned walk. Walks start outside the MacRobert Centre on Saturday mornings at 10:30am and last 1.5 to 2 hours.



Hermitage woods
Date: 03 Nov 2018
Start time: 10:30 AM
End time: 12:30 PM
Within minutes of entering the woodland you are in an elevated position and can look down at the University Campus and over the Forth Valley. The University of Stirling acquired Airthrey Estate in 1966. A hermitage, or woodland retreat, was built and occupied occasionally during the late eighteenth century. We do a complete circuit of the wood before re-entering the Campus. This walk has some short fairly steep uphill stretches - duration 1.75 hours. If the weather's poor we may divert to a walk in Bridge of Allan.
Blackhill and Whitehill (alternative route)
Date: 10 Nov 2018
Start time: 10:30 AM
End time: 12:30 PM
We take the Sheriffmuir Road uphill which gives views of the winding River Forth and the distant Pentland Hills near Edinburgh. We come to two contrasting areas of woodland. We can promise you plenty of fresh air and open vistas.This walk has some long uphill stretches- duration 1.5 to 2 hours. If the weather's poor we may divert to a walk in Bridge of Allan.
Abbey Craig (Blue route)
Date: 17 Nov 2018
Start time: 10:30 AM
End time: 12:30 PM
The Wallace Monument, built in the 1860’s, is an iconic landmark atop its hill, the Abbey Craig, from which you can see the Bell tower and other remains of Cambuskenneth Abbey. Our walk takes you firstly to the Ochils Hills viewpoint; then the Stirling viewpoint; and finally the Ben Lomond and Trossachs viewpoint at the front of the Monument. This walk has some long uphill stretches - duration up to 2 hours.If the weather's poor we may divert to a walk up Lovers' Loan in Bridge of Allan.
Blairlogie (Winter version)
Date: 24 Nov 2018
Start time: 10:30 AM
End time: 12:30 PM
Our walks not only provide interest but you will get a good work-out on this walk which traverses fields and woodlands. Blairlogie is a historic village with fascinating traditional architecture – look for the crow step gables. This is the winter version of the walk misses the uphill and rough stretch on the way back to the university. - The walk has some slight uphill stretches - duration 1.5 to 2 hours.If the weather's poor we may divert to a walk to Old Logie Kirk and round Airthrey Lock.