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  • A couple walking in Alva Glen, Clackmannanshire
    A couple walking in Alva Glen, Clackmannanshire
  • A couple walking on a mountain path up Ben Arthur in the Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park
    The Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park offers fantastic opportunities to explore the regions beautiful landscapes
  • A hill walker sits perched on the summit of Ben A’an with a stunning view over Loch Katrine behind.
    You won't always have to climb up to mountain tops to see our stunning views but it is rewarding
  • Hillwalkers walking on the West Highland Way
    Walking on the West Highland Way

There are endless opportunities to stretch your legs on a walking trip in Loch Lomond, The Trossachs, Stirling & Forth Valley. This historic region truly does cater for all walking abilities. Hill walkers will enjoy the towering peaks of ‘Rob Roy Country’ while a gentler stroll can be found along woodland trails. Roam some of the 720 square miles of the Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park or walk the scene of Robert the Bruce's famous victory in 1314 at Bannockburn.

Walking overview

Whether you are looking for a quiet stroll through peaceful woodland or want to ‘bag a Munro’ you are sure to enjoy walking in Loch Lomond, the Trossachs & the Forth Valley.

With one of our selected routes you’ll experience the beauty of the region with your own eyes. Below is just a small selection of the many trails you can follow.

Find out more about walking routes, printable maps and GPS waypoints in Loch Lomond, The Trossachs & The Forth Valley.

Easy walks

  • Falkirk Wheel
    Distance:  7km; duration:  1.5 - 2 hours
    This is an almost level walk along well-surfaced footpaths following the Forth & Clyde Canal towpath to Bonnybridge and then exploring the Antonine Wall and Roman Fort before a woodland walk reaches the top of the Falkirk Wheel, a marvel of modern engineering.
  • Loch Katrine
    Distance:  21km; duration: 4.5 - 5.5 hours
    This linear walk along picturesque Loch Katrine can be combined with the steamer sailing from Trossachs Pier. It can also be walked in the other direction, catching the afternoon sailing from Stronachlachar.
  • Bracklinn Falls
    Distance: 5.5km; duration: 1.5 hours
    A circular walk taking in Bracklinn Falls with its spectacular new wooden footbridge. Following a waymarked path  the walk then explores the woodland and agricultural countryside surrounding Callander. This route can also be started from the centre of Callander.
  • Bannockburn
    Distance: 5.25km; duration: 1.5 hours
    Bannockburn, scene of Robert the Bruce's famed victory over the English in 1314, has a fine statue of the Bruce and a visitor centre. This route heads through fields, along the Bannock Burn itself, and through some modern housing areas and provides a good leg-stretcher following a visit to this historic site.
  • The Pineapple and Dunmore Estate
    Distance: 4.75km; duration: 1 - 1.5 hours
    The Pineapple is perhaps Britain's most surprising building - a unique folly built by the Earl of Dunmore in 1761. As well as the Pineapple, this walk along way marked farm tracks continues through the Dunmore Estate, visiting a ruined tower, the estate village, and the banks of the River Forth.

Moderate walks

  • Glen Finglas
    Distance: 27km; duration: 6.5 - 7 hours
    This long and hilly circuit takes in Glen Finglas Reservoir before heading up wild Glen Meann and climbing to a high pass to circle Meall Cala known as The Mell. Beautiful woods and rushing streams are found in the glens, while the summit of the trail at 600 metres has a bleak mountain feel.
  • Dumyat, by the Hill path
    Distance: 6.25; duration: 2 - 2.5 hours
    The Dumyat Hill is the rocky little cub of the Ochils, lower than the main range but packed with character. It has a superb position on the fringe of the range with fantastic views overlooking Stirling and the Central Belt. A perfect first hillwalk on a fine day, this route avoids the very steep slopes on the southern flank of the hill.
  • Kirkton Glen
    Distance: 9km; duration: 2 - 2.5 hours
    Kirkton Glen is a forested valley running north from Balquhidder in the north-east of the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park. The glen is on the line of an old right of way over the hills to Ledcharrie in Glen Dochart but these days is more often visited on a circular walk from the south end. There are good views of the surrounding mountains.
  • Inverarnan to Inversnaid
    Distance: 11km; duration: 4 hours
    This beautiful trail at the northern end of Loch Lomond heads up past Cnap Mor before descending to the valley floor to reach the Beinglas campsite. The first part along the shore of the loch is exceptionally rough, with rocky paths that climb over and between vast boulders that have fallen off the hillside to the right.
  • Helensburgh to Garelochhead
    Distance: 11km; duration: 2.5 - 3 hours
    The second stage of the Three Lochs Way links Helensburgh at the entrance to Gare Loch with Garelochhead at its northern end. The stage ends on a minor road which can be taken down into Garelochead (5km) which has a rail station.

Strenuous walks

  • Ben Ledi
    Distance: 10km; duration: 4 - 6 hours
    Ben Ledi is a familiar landmark from Callander and the highest mountain in the main part of the Trossachs. It is a very popular hillwalk, along it’s well walked pathways and its position on the edge of the Highlands makes it an excellent viewpoint. Hillwalking gear must be carried on this walk.

  • Ben Cleuch circular
    Distance: 9.5km; duration: 4.5 - 6 hours
    Ben Cleuch is the highest of the Ochils and one of the most popular hillwalks in Central Scotland. There are many possible routes of ascent; this circuit ascends via the popular path up The Law before descending over Ben Ever and then steeply back down into the dramatic Mill Glen.

  • Ben Lomond
    Distance: 12km; duration: 4.5 - 5.5 hours
    Ben Lomond is one of the most popular Munros. Reaching the summit is rewarded by fantastic views of the length of Loch Lomond and far into the hills to the north and the Trossachs to the east.
  • Ben Venue
    Distance: 11.5km; duration: 5 - 6 hours
    Ben Venue is one of the rockiest hills in the Trossachs. The beautiful broadleaved woodland of the lower Ledard Glen provides a picturesque approach, though the upper glen is boggy. Once on the ridge, the views are magnificent.

  • Conic Hill
    Distance: 4km; duration: 2 - 3 hours
    Conic Hill is a sharp little summit rising above the small hamlet of Balmaha. Right on the Highland Boundary Fault, this short hillwalk offers truly fantastic views over Loch Lomond and its many islands.

Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park

Other walks not to be missed include:

  • Ben Arthur/The Cobbler
  • Firking Point, West Lomondside
  • Ben A’an
  • Loch Sloy
  • Glen Ogle

Find out more information about the Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park.

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