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Biodiversity walks

Biodiversity walks

Clackmannanshire offers many beautiful walks and we have brought some of these together to highlight some of the interesting biodiversity we have.

There are a variety of walks which are graded according to length and difficulty. The links below take you to each of the walks accompanied by a map and a description of the local wildlife you are likely to encounter.

Selecting a walk

The start location of the different walks is shown on each map. Each walk follows a path and is clearly shown on the map and includes a route description. Whilst every care has been taken in preparation of these routes, we cannot accept responsibility for changes or obstacles on the routes described, nor for any accident or injury. Please refer to safety information below.


Walk 1 - Dollar Glen and Glen Devon

A steep hike through a spectacular glen to Castle Campbell followed by a longer route through upland to Glen Devon reservoir.

Walk 2 - Muckhart to Muckhart Mill

An undulating trail through village and fields with distant views to Stirling Castle and the Trossachs.

Walk 3 - Cambus to the Forth

A flat trail with access along the Forth Estuary and views to Tullibody and Alloa Inches.

Walk 4 - Alloa to Clackmannan

A flat trail from Alloa Tower to Clackmannan Tower through the Black Devon lagoon habitat.

Walk 5 - Woodland Park to Ben Cleuch

Three varied routes through the Hillfoot Glens - dramatic steep-sided wooded glens with fast flowing watercourses.

Walk 6 - Forestmill to Gartmorn Dam

A level route around Gartmorn Dam Country Park, from industrial beginnings the park has become a haven for wildlife and recreation.

Walk gradings
  • Easy
    • short level walk on well marked route (less than 2 miles)
  • Moderate
    • undulating terrain, some steep sections (1.5 - 5 miles)
  • Hard
    • strenuous walk, steep terrain (5+ miles)

Safety first

The walks are suitable for casual walkers - stout footwear and warm/waterproof clothing are advisable.

If you attempt the harder walks or venture into the Ochil hills, ensure you are properly equipped:

  • Take the appropriate map and compass
  • Make sure you are able to navigate
  • Always let someone know where you are going and when you expect to arrive back
  • Some sections of the paths are uneven, slippery and unfenced with some steep drops, so please be careful and wear suitable footwear.
  • For their own safety please take care of children and keep dogs under close control.

Related Publications & Documents

For Further Information Contact

Kilncraigs, Greenside Street, Alloa, FK10 1EB
Tel: 01259 450 000 Fax: 01259 727 453