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Tillicoultry Glen

Tillicoultry Glen

March 2023: Tillicoultry Glen path remains closed from the first bridge. An alternative route is available on the east side of the glen. High water levels have washed part of path away and there are several sections where the path is undercut and in danger of collapse. Please email with any queries.

Tillicoultry Glen is unmistakable in its location above Tillicoultry village as the path borders a large quarry that supplied surfacing for paths and roads.

The path through the glen passes above cliffs and steep slopes. Care should be taken, particularly if accompanied by children. Rocks can fall onto the path at any time, especially after fires, frost, or heavy rain. An alternative route with fewer cliffs and risk from rocks is available on the east side of the glen.

The fast flowing water of Tillicoultry burn once powered eight textile mills using a dam and lade (water channel) system. The remains of burn side sluices and the old wooden dam can still be seen.

At the top of Tillicoultry Glen to the West of the burn there once stood a Pictish Fort. It is said that the stones of the Fortress were taken 9 miles to be added to Stirling Castle.

In spring listen out for woodpeckers as they try to attract a mate. The great spotted woodpecker makes a drumming sound on a dead tree trunk and the green woodpecker's laughing call gives it its country name "yaffle". The dipper looks for tiny creatures, such as stone-fly larvae, on the bottom of the burn.

For Further Information Contact

Countryside Rangers
Kilncraigs, Greenside Street, Alloa, FK10 1EB
Tel: 01259 450000