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.



Gowan Hill via Stirling Bridge.
Date: 08 Sep 2018
Start time: 10:30 AM
End time: 12:30 PM
This walk heads down to Stirling Bridge , built around 1500 and replacing the wooden bridge – the site of the battle of Stirling Bridge ( 1297) Then uphill to Gowan Hill, overlooking the bridge, and has great views back towards Bridge of Allan and the Ochills. This walk is mainly flat with a quick uphill stretch up the hill - Duration about 2 hours. If the weathers poor we may divert to a walk in Bridge of Allan to look for Herons.
Little Carse Walk
Date: 15 Sep 2018
Start time: 09:30 AM
End time: 11:30 AM
A level walk through the tree-lined, quieter streets of Bridge of Allan. We pass the Fountain of Nineveh en route to the Carse (alluvial plain) of Lecropt. There, the path provides us with open views of mountains to the west as well as our own local volcanic outcrops set amongst farmland. We return by residential roads above and parallel to Henderson Street, Bridge of Allan’s main street. Mainly flat with a couple of short uphill stretches. - duration 1.5 to 2 hours. If the weather's poor we may divert to a walk to Haws park in Bridge of Allan.
Abbey Craig Blue route
Date: 22 Sep 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 1.5 to 2 hours. If the weather's poor we may divert to a walk round Airthrey Loch and out to Old Logie Kirk.
Mine wood uphill route to Golf Course Viewpoints
Date: 29 Sep 2018
Start time: 10:30 AM
End time: 12:30 PM
We leave the University and pass 'Blawlowan' the last remaining house (it was an Inn and tannery in the 18th Century) of the former village of Pathfoot on the Drove road. We go along the foot of Mine Wood and pause at the now disused Wolf's Hole red sandstone quarry. The route goes gradually uphill through woodland and around the perimeter of Bridge of Allan Golf course to a viewpoint. We return downhill looking over to Stirling Castle and the farmland of the Carse. This walk has some short uphill stretches - duration 1.5 to 2 hours. If the weather's poor we may divert to a walk up Lovers' Loan in Bridge of Allan.