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Explore the Inner Forth

There are a whole range of walking and cycling routes in the Inner Forth area, from short strolls on country lanes to  long distance trails, and from paths to local  beauty spots to national cycle routes. IFLI has gathered together a selection, with links to the websites where you can find more details, or pdfs for you to download directly. We hope to make this a one-stop shop for people looking to find somewhere to walk or cycle in the area. If you know of other published routes that aren't listed here we would be delighted to hear about them. 

  • Callendar Park


    Description: Length: Difficulty:
    Various walks around Callendar Park. Points of interest include Callendar House, Callendar Wood and the Antonine Wall

    Website:
    http://www.braveheart.uk.net/walking/walking-routes-callendar-park/
    1.5-3 miles Easy

    Dawson Walk


    Description: Length: Difficulty:
    Various walks around some of the urban areas of Falkirk and includes Dollar Park, Mungall Burn and some giant art sculptures.

    Website:
    http://www.braveheart.uk.net/walking-routes-dawson/
    3 miles Easy

    Forth Valley Royal Hospital


    Description: Length: Difficulty:
    Various walks around the Larbert House grounds and in Larbert itself

    Website:
    http://www.braveheart.uk.net/walking-routes-fvrh/
    1.5-3 miles Easy

    Helix Park


    Description: Length: Difficulty:
    This walk takes in Helix Park including the Kelpies and Forth and Clyde Canal 1.5-3 miles Easy to moderate

    Various walks around Polmont


    Description: Length: Difficulty:
    These walks all take in the Union Canal all start from the railway station

    Website:
    http://www.braveheart.uk.net/walking-routes-polmont/
    1.5-3 miles Easy

    Larbert and Stenhousemuir walks


    Description: Length: Difficulty:
    Various walks taking in Stenhousemuir and Larbert that all begin and end on Larbert Main Street

    Website:
    http://www.braveheart.uk.net/walking-routes-larbert/
    1.5-3 miles Easy

    Helix Around Town Tour


    Description: Length: Difficulty:
    Running between Falkirk and Gragemouth, this loop takes in many local landmarks including the Helix Park, Kelpies, Falkirk Wheel and Callendar House

    Notes:
    Cycle route

    Website:
    Download map
    20 miles

    Callendar Estate cycle tracks


    Description: Length: Difficulty:
    They are easy family friendly routes through attractive woodland.

    Notes:
    Cycle route. One way only

    Website:
    http://www.callendarestate.co.uk/things-to-do-in-falkirk/cycling-routes
    0.7-4.2 miles Easy

    National Cycle Network Route 76


    Description: Length: Difficulty:
    Runs round the Forth from Berwick upon Tweed to Kirkaldy

    Notes:
    Cycling route
    134 miles

    Falkirk Sustrans


    Description: Length: Difficulty:
    Number of paths around Falkirk, including the Union and Forth & Clyde Canals

    John Muir Way


    Description: Length: Difficulty:
    Cross-country nature walk path, passing through Falkirk

    Website:
    http://johnmuirway.org/
    Easy-moderate

    Bo'ness Town Centre Trails A/B/C


    Description: Length: Difficulty:
    Walks in and around historic town centre of Bo'ness 0.3 miles - 1 mile Easy

    Birkhill Fireclay Mine Woodland and Meadow


    Description: Length: Difficulty:
    Through Woodland near Fireclay mine, and in the mine itself

    Notes:
    Entrance to mine is steep and inaccessible to wheelchair users
    0.6 miles Easy-moderate

    Kinneil House and Woods


    Description: Length: Difficulty:
    Short route around Kinneil House and Roman fort 1.7 miles Easy-moderate

    Foreshore Path


    Description: Length: Difficulty:
    Bo'ness harbour to Kinneil Nature Reserve

    Notes:
    Occasionally uneven path
    2 miles Easy

    Carriden Woods/Foreshore Walk


    Description: Length: Difficulty:
    Two similar Bo'ness town centre to Blackness routes, one via Carriden woods 2 miles Easy-moderate

    Airth Village A/B


    Description: Length: Difficulty:
    Two routes around historic sites in Airth town centre 0.7-1.3 miles Easy

    Airth "The Banks" Circular


    Description: Length: Difficulty:
    Walk along Forth foreshore 2.8 miles Easy-moderate

    Dunmore Loop


    Description: Length: Difficulty:
    Around historic Dunmore village via the Pineapple

    Notes:
    Unsurfaced paths
    2.8 miles Moderate

    South Alloa


    Description: Length: Difficulty:
    Airth to South Alloa via Dunmore and the foreshore 3.6 miles Moderate

    Letham Cycle route


    Description: Length: Difficulty:
    Cycle route from village of Letham around farmland in the area

    Notes:
    Farms are still active and may be busy
    5.5 miles Easy

    Skinflats Circular


    Description: Length: Difficulty:
    Around farms and Saline lagoons near the Forth

    Notes:
    Cycle route 76 nearby
    3.6 miles Easy-moderate

    Langless Loop


    Description: Length: Difficulty:
    Short loop around Langless Community Woodland near the River Carron

    Notes:
    Easy access to Helix for longer walk
    1.1 miles Easy
  • Cambuskenneth Heritage Trail


    Description: Length: Difficulty:
    A short walk around the historic village of Cambuskenneth

    Website:
    http://www.stirling.gov.uk/__documents/temporary-uploads/employment,-community-_and_-youth/sht-2014/communitiesteam_shtcambuskenneth-boards.pdf
    0.7 miles

    Stirling University Campus


    Description: Length: Difficulty:
    Various routes around the campus

    Website:
    Walking Medal Route Stirling
    0.5-3 miles

    The Forth Trail


    Description: Length: Difficulty:
    A track from Forthside to Craigforth that takes in many of the landmarks along the River Forth 5 miles

    Raploch River Walk


    Description: Length: Difficulty:
    Pavements and paths route around historic sites of Stirling 4 miles Easy

    Back Walk and Gowan Hill


    Description: Length: Difficulty:
    A walk around the old town walls, passing through woods and scrubland

    Notes:
    Some steep sections of path
    2 miles Easy

    South Alloa


    Description: Length: Difficulty:
    Airth to South Alloa via Dunmore and the foreshore 3.6 miles Moderate

    Cambus cycleway phototrail


    Description: Length: Difficulty:
    Cyclepath route through Cambus

    Notes:
    Fully tarmacked
    1 miles Easy

    Cambus Orchard


    Description: Length: Difficulty:
    Path from Cambus which circles a nearby orchard. Mostly tarmacked with some muddy farm paths 3 miles Moderate
  • Cambus to the Forth biodiversity trail


    Description: Length: Difficulty:
    A flat trail with access along the Forth Estury and views to Tullibody and Alloa Inches

    Notes:
    Can be muddy underfoot in wet weather

    Website:
    http://www.clacksweb.org.uk/document/4918.pdf
    1.5-2.5 miles Easy

    Alloa to Clackmannan


    Description: Length: Difficulty:
    A flat trail from Alloa Tower to Clackmannan Tower through the Black Devon Lagoon habitat

    Notes:
    Optional steep climb to Clackmannan Tower

    Website:
    http://www.clacksweb.org.uk/document/4918.pdf
    3.5 miles Moderate

    Forestmill to Gartmorn Dam


    Description: Length: Difficulty:
    A level route around Gartmore Dam Country Park, from industrial beginnings the park has become a haven for wildlife and recreation

    Notes:
    May be some muddy sections in wet weather

    Website:
    http://www.clacksweb.org.uk/document/4918.pdf
    3-6 miles Easy-moderate

    Kennet Estate and The Tolbooth


    Description: Length: Difficulty:
    Circular walk from Clacks town centre to Kennet Pans estate 4.6 miles

    Alloa and Clacks towers


    Description: Length: Difficulty:
    A chance to see some local landmarks in Alloa and Clackmannan 5.3 miles
  • Valleyfield Wood


    Description: Length: Difficulty:
    This walk takes you through the former Valleyfield Estate and remnants of a Humphry Repton designed landscape

    Notes:
    Snowdrop festival Jan-Mar
    3 miles

    Royal Burgh of Culross Paths


    Description: Length: Difficulty:
    Number of paths that trail through Culross and the surrounding countryside 0.5-13 miles Easy-moderate

    Fife Coastal Path


    Description: Length: Difficulty:
    Path that follows along coast of Fife

    Website:
    http://www.fifecoastalpath.co.uk/home.aspx
    117 miles

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