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Explore the Inner Forth Area

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.

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Airth "The Banks" Circular

Area
Falkirk
Difficulty
Easy - Moderate
Type
Walk
Length
2.8 miles

Airth "The Banks" Circular

in Falkirk | Difficulty: Easy - Moderate | Type: Walk | Length: 2.8 miles


Walk along Forth foreshore

Airth Village A/B

Area
Falkirk
Difficulty
Easy
Type
Walk
Length
0.7 - 1.3 miles

Airth Village A/B

in Falkirk | Difficulty: Easy | Type: Walk | Length: 0.7 - 1.3 miles


Two routes around historic sites in Airth town centre A B

Alloa and Clacks Towers

Area
Clacks
Difficulty
Moderate
Type
Walk
Length
5.3 miles

Alloa and Clacks Towers

in Clacks | Difficulty: Moderate | Type: Walk | Length: 5.3 miles


A chance to see some local landmarks in Alloa and Clackmannan

Alloa to Clackmannan

Area
Clacks
Difficulty
Moderate
Type
Walk
Length
3.5 miles

Alloa to Clackmannan

in Clacks | Difficulty: Moderate | Type: Walk | Length: 3.5 miles


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

Notes: Optional steep climb to Clackmannan Tower

Back Walk and Gowan Hill

Area
Stirling
Difficulty
Easy
Type
Walk
Length
2 miles

Back Walk and Gowan Hill

in Stirling | Difficulty: Easy | Type: Walk | Length: 2 miles


A walk around the old town walls, passing through woods and scrubland

Notes: Some steep sections of path

Birkhill Fireclay Mine Woodland and Meadow

Area
Falkirk
Difficulty
Easy - Moderate
Type
Walk
Length
0.6 miles

Birkhill Fireclay Mine Woodland and Meadow

in Falkirk | Difficulty: Easy - Moderate | Type: Walk | Length: 0.6 miles


Through Woodland near Fireclay mine. Please note: the mine itself has been permenently closed to tours.

Notes: Entrance to mine is steep and inaccessible to wheelchair users

Bo'ness Town Centre Trails A/B/C

Area
Falkirk
Difficulty
Easy
Type
Walk
Length
0.3 - 1 miles

Bo'ness Town Centre Trails A/B/C

in Falkirk | Difficulty: Easy | Type: Walk | Length: 0.3 - 1 miles


Walks in and around historic town centre of Bo'ness Route A Route B Route C

Callendar Estate Cycle Tracks

Area
Falkirk
Difficulty
Easy
Type
Cycling
Length
0.7 - 4.2 miles

Callendar Estate Cycle Tracks

in Falkirk | Difficulty: Easy | Type: Cycling | Length: 0.7 - 4.2 miles


They are easy family friendly routes through attractive woodland.

Notes: One way only

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

Callendar Park

Area
Falkirk
Difficulty
Easy
Type
Walk
Length
1.5 - 3 miles

Callendar Park

in Falkirk | Difficulty: Easy | Type: Walk | Length: 1.5 - 3 miles


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/

Cambus Cycleway Phototrail

Area
Stirling
Difficulty
Easy
Type
Cycling
Length
1 miles

Cambus Cycleway Phototrail

in Stirling | Difficulty: Easy | Type: Cycling | Length: 1 miles


An easy-going short cycle along the side of the River Devon and through farmland to Alloa.

Notes: Fully tarmacked

Cambus Orchard

Area
Stirling
Difficulty
Moderate
Type
Walk
Length
3 miles

Cambus Orchard

in Stirling | Difficulty: Moderate | Type: Walk | Length: 3 miles


Path from Cambus which circles a nearby orchard, and run through the SWT-managed wetland pools. Mostly tarmacked with some muddy farm paths.

Cambus to the Forth Biodiversity Trail

Area
Clacks
Difficulty
Easy
Type
Walk
Length
1.5 - 2.5 miles

Cambus to the Forth Biodiversity Trail

in Clacks | Difficulty: Easy | Type: Walk | Length: 1.5 - 2.5 miles


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

Cambuskenneth Heritage Trail

Area
Stirling
Difficulty
Easy
Type
Walk
Length
1 miles

Cambuskenneth Heritage Trail

in Stirling | Difficulty: Easy | Type: Walk | Length: 1 miles


A short walk around the historic village of Cambuskenneth

Carriden Woods/Foreshore Walk

Area
Falkirk
Difficulty
Easy - Moderate
Type
Walk
Length
2 miles

Carriden Woods/Foreshore Walk

in Falkirk | Difficulty: Easy - Moderate | Type: Walk | Length: 2 miles


Two similar Bo'ness town centre to Blackness routes, one via Carriden woods

Dawson Walk

Area
Falkirk
Difficulty
Easy
Type
Walk
Length
3 miles

Dunmore Loop

Area
Falkirk
Difficulty
Moderate
Type
Walk
Length
2.8 miles

Dunmore Loop

in Falkirk | Difficulty: Moderate | Type: Walk | Length: 2.8 miles


Around historic Dunmore village via the Pineapple

Notes: Unsurfaced paths

Fife Coastal Path

Area
Fife
Difficulty
Moderate
Type
Walk
Length
117 miles

Fife Coastal Path

in Fife | Difficulty: Moderate | Type: Walk | Length: 117 miles


Path that follows along coast of Fife

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

Foreshore Path

Area
Falkirk
Difficulty
Easy
Type
Walk
Length
2 miles

Foreshore Path

in Falkirk | Difficulty: Easy | Type: Walk | Length: 2 miles


Bo'ness harbour to Kinneil Nature Reserve

Notes: Occasionally uneven path

Forestmill to Gartmorn Dam

Area
Clacks
Difficulty
Easy - Moderate
Type
Walk
Length
3 - 6 miles

Forestmill to Gartmorn Dam

in Clacks | Difficulty: Easy - Moderate | Type: Walk | Length: 3 - 6 miles


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

Forth Valley Royal Hospital

Area
Falkirk
Difficulty
Easy
Type
Walk
Length
1.5 - 3 miles

Forth Valley Royal Hospital

in Falkirk | Difficulty: Easy | Type: Walk | Length: 1.5 - 3 miles


Various walks around the Larbert House grounds and in Larbert itself.

Website: http://www.braveheart.uk.net/walking-routes-fvrh/

Helix Around Town Tour

Area
Falkirk
Difficulty
Easy
Type
Cycling
Length
20 miles

Helix Park

Area
Falkirk
Difficulty
Easy - Moderate
Type
Walk
Length
1.5 - 3 miles

Helix Park

in Falkirk | Difficulty: Easy - Moderate | Type: Walk | Length: 1.5 - 3 miles


This walk takes in Helix Park including the Kelpies and Forth and Clyde Canal.

John Muir Way

Area
Falkirk
Difficulty
Easy - Moderate
Type
Walk
Length
2 miles

John Muir Way

in Falkirk | Difficulty: Easy - Moderate | Type: Walk | Length: 2 miles


Cross-country nature walk path, passing through Falkirk.

Website: http://johnmuirway.org/

Kennet Estate and The Tolbooth

Area
Clacks
Difficulty
Easy - Moderate
Type
Walk
Length
4.6 miles

Kennet Estate and The Tolbooth

in Clacks | Difficulty: Easy - Moderate | Type: Walk | Length: 4.6 miles


Circular walk from Clacks town centre to Kennet Pans estate

Kinneil House and Woods

Area
Falkirk
Difficulty
Easy - Moderate
Type
Walk
Length
1.7 miles

Kinneil House and Woods

in Falkirk | Difficulty: Easy - Moderate | Type: Walk | Length: 1.7 miles


Short route around Kinneil House and Roman fort.

Langlees Loop

Area
Falkirk
Difficulty
Easy
Type
Walk
Length
1.1 miles

Langlees Loop

in Falkirk | Difficulty: Easy | Type: Walk | Length: 1.1 miles


Short loop around Langless Community Woodland near the River Carron

Notes: Easy access to Helix for longer walk

Larbert and Stenhousemuir Walks

Area
Falkirk
Difficulty
Easy
Type
Walk
Length
1.5 - 3 miles

Larbert and Stenhousemuir Walks

in Falkirk | Difficulty: Easy | Type: Walk | Length: 1.5 - 3 miles


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

Letham Cycle route

Area
Falkirk
Difficulty
Easy
Type
Cycling
Length
5.5 miles

Letham Cycle route

in Falkirk | Difficulty: Easy | Type: Cycling | Length: 5.5 miles


Cycle route from village of Letham around farmland in the area 

Notes: Farms are still active and may be busy

National Cycle Network Route 76

Area
Falkirk
Difficulty
Challenging
Type
Cycling
Length
134 miles

National Cycle Network Route 76

in Falkirk | Difficulty: Challenging | Type: Cycling | Length: 134 miles


Runs round the Forth from Berwick upon Tweed to Kirkcaldy.

Raploch River Walk

Area
Stirling
Difficulty
Easy
Type
Walk
Length
4 miles

Raploch River Walk

in Stirling | Difficulty: Easy | Type: Walk | Length: 4 miles


Pavements and paths route around historic sites of Stirling

Royal Burgh of Culross Paths

Area
Fife
Difficulty
Easy - Moderate
Type
Walk
Length
0.5 - 1.3 miles

Royal Burgh of Culross Paths

in Fife | Difficulty: Easy - Moderate | Type: Walk | Length: 0.5 - 1.3 miles


A number of paths that trail through Culross and the surrounding countryside.

Skinflats Circular

Area
Falkirk
Difficulty
Easy - Moderate
Type
Walk
Length
3.6 miles

Skinflats Circular

in Falkirk | Difficulty: Easy - Moderate | Type: Walk | Length: 3.6 miles


Around farms and Saline lagoons near the Forth

Notes: Cycle route 76 nearby

South Alloa

Area
Falkirk
Difficulty
Moderate
Type
Walk
Length
3.6 miles

South Alloa

in Falkirk | Difficulty: Moderate | Type: Walk | Length: 3.6 miles


Airth to South Alloa via Dunmore and the foreshore

South Alloa

Area
Stirling
Difficulty
Moderate
Type
Walk
Length
3.6 miles

South Alloa

in Stirling | Difficulty: Moderate | Type: Walk | Length: 3.6 miles


Airth to South Alloa via Dunmore and the Foreshore.

Stirling University Campus

Area
Stirling
Difficulty
Easy
Type
Walk
Length
0.5 - 3 miles

Stirling University Campus

in Stirling | Difficulty: Easy | Type: Walk | Length: 0.5 - 3 miles


Various routes around the campus

Website: https://www.stir.ac.uk/media/schools/sport/sportcentre/documents/Walking%20Medal%20Route%20Stirling.pdf

The Forth Trail

Area
Stirling
Difficulty
Easy - Moderate
Type
Walk
Length
5 miles

The Forth Trail

in Stirling | Difficulty: Easy - Moderate | Type: Walk | Length: 5 miles


A track from Forthside to Craigforth that takes in many of the landmarks along the River Forth

Valleyfield Wood

Area
Fife
Difficulty
Easy - Moderate
Type
Walk
Length
3 miles

Valleyfield Wood

in Fife | Difficulty: Easy - Moderate | Type: Walk | Length: 3 miles


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

Notes: Snowdrop festival Jan-Mar

Walks around Polmont

Area
Falkirk
Difficulty
Easy
Type
Walk
Length
1.5 - 3 miles

Walks around Polmont

in Falkirk | Difficulty: Easy | Type: Walk | Length: 1.5 - 3 miles


These walks all take in the Union Canal all start from the railway station.

Website: http://www.braveheart.uk.net/walking-routes-polmont/

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