Walking & Cycling

There is a whole range of walking, wheeling and cycling routes in the Inner Forth area, from short strolls on country lanes to long distance trails, and from loops at local beauty spots to national cycle routes.


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Wanderings & Windings Heritage Trails
Displayed on the Explorer map, the nine Wanderings & Windings trails are looped micro-adventures for you to walk, wheel or scoot around. Designed as day long adventures, they can be split into sections to suit the time available and abilities of the group.
Visit the  Wanderings and Windings page to download the nine trail guides and GPX files, or learn more about how IFF co-designed these trails with local communities in 2019.


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Go Forth booklet
The Go Forth booklet (2018) was designed to help you discover more about the natural and historic heritage of the landscape by sharing some of the best places to go, and how to link them together.


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Inner Forth Landscape Explorer App
Our free Inner Forth Explorer app will help you discover more about the fascinating history, wildlife and stories around the Inner Forth. There's also a treasure trail quiz, with wildlife portraits you can only collect onsite. The app also links to the nine Wanderings and Windings walking and cycling trails we co-created with local people in 2019. It's free to download from the Apple App Store and Google Play. Why not try it today?


The Round the Inner Forth Cycle Route (NCN76)
The Round the Forth cycle route is a 62-mile (100km) route around the Forth Estuary on a mix of quiet roads and traffic-free tracks. This route, which is part of the National Cycle Network route 76, takes you through a variety of scenery from historic villages to the Forth’s coastal mudflats. The Round the Inner Forth route will be the focus of some of the Climate FORTH project’s activities: new resources coming soon!
In the meantime, you can find a more detailed route description and view the route on OS map, on Sustrans' Round the Forth page.

Find Your Perfect Trail with our brand new trailfinder. Where will you go?

In addition to the resources above, we have gathered together a selection of walking and cycle routes, with links to the websites where you can find more details, or PDFs for you to download directly. You can also view these trails on the Explorer map.

Showing 48 out of 48 trails

Airth "The Banks" Circular

Walk along Forth foreshore.

Falkirk

Easy - Moderate

Walk

2.8 miles

Airth Village A

One of two routes around the historic sites of Airth Town Centre.

Falkirk

Easy

Walk

0.7 - 1.3 miles

Airth Village B

One of two routes around the historic sites of Airth Town Centre.

Falkirk

Easy

Walk

0.7 - 1.3 miles

Alloa and Clacks Towers

A chance to see some local landmarks in Alloa and Clackmannan.

Clacks

Moderate

Walk

5.3 miles

Alloa to Clackmannan

A flat trail from Alloa Tower to Clackmannan Tower through the Black Devon Lagoon habitat.
Optional steep climb to Clackmannan Tower

Clacks

Moderate

Walk

3.5 miles

Back Walk and Gowan Hill

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

Stirling

Easy

Walk

2.0 miles

Birkhill Fireclay Mine Woodland and Meadow

Through Woodland near Fireclay mine.

Please note: the mine itself has been permanently closed to tours.

Falkirk

Easy - Moderate

Walk

0.6 miles

Black Devon Wetlands Phototrail

Phototrails allow people to assess the suitability of a route before they walk it, and promotes increased access to the countryside for people with disabilites.

Clacks

Easy

Walk

1.5 miles

Bo'ness Foreshore Path

Bo'ness harbour to Kinneil Nature Reserve

Falkirk

Easy

Walk

2.0 miles

Bo'ness Town Centre Trails A

One of three walks in and around historic town centre of Bo'ness.

Falkirk

Easy

Walk

0.3 - 1.0 miles

Bo'ness Town Centre Trails B

One of three walks in and around historic town centre of Bo'ness.

Falkirk

Easy

Walk

0.3 - 1.0 miles

Bo'ness Town Centre Trails C

One of three walks in and around historic town centre of Bo'ness

Falkirk

Easy

Walk

0.3 - 1.0 miles

Callendar Estate Cycle Tracks

They are easy family friendly routes through attractive woodland.

Falkirk

Easy

Cycling

0.7 - 4.2 miles

Callendar Park

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

Falkirk

Easy

Walk

1.5 - 3.0 miles

Cambus Cycleway Phototrail

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

Stirling

Easy

Cycling

1.0 miles

Cambus Orchard

Stirling

Moderate

Walk

3.0 miles

Cambus Pools Phototrail

Phototrails allow people to assess the suitability of a route before they walk it, and promotes increased access to the countryside for people with disabilites.

Clacks

Easy

Walk

3.1 miles

Cambus to the Forth Biodiversity Trail

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

Clacks

Easy

Walk

1.5 - 2.5 miles

Carriden Woods/Foreshore Walk

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

Falkirk

Easy - Moderate

Walk

2.0 miles

Dunmore Loop

 Around historic Dunmore village via the Pineapple.

Falkirk

Moderate

Walk

2.8 miles

Fife Coastal Path

Path that follows along the cost of Fife.

Fife

Moderate

Walk

117.0 miles

Forestmill to Gartmorn Dam

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

Clacks

Easy - Moderate

Walk

3.0 - 6.0 miles

Forth Valley Royal Hospital

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

Falkirk

Easy

Walk

1.5 - 3.0 miles

Helix Around Town Tour

Running between Falkirk and Grangemouth, this loop takes in many local landmarks including the Helix Park, Kelpies, Falkirk Wheel and Callendar House.

Falkirk

Easy

Cycling

20.0 miles

John Muir Way

Cross-country nature walk path, passing through Falkirk.

Falkirk

Challenging

Walk

134.0 miles

Kennet Estate and The Tolbooth

Circular walk from Clacks town centre to Kennet Pans estate.

Clacks

Easy - Moderate

Walk

4.6 miles

Kinneil House and Woods

Short route around Kinneil House and Roman fort.

Falkirk

Easy - Moderate

Walk

1.7 miles

Larbert and Stenhousemuir Walks

Various walks taking in Stenhousemuir and Larbert that all begin and end on Larbert Main Street.

Falkirk

Easy

Walk

1.5 - 3.0 miles

Letham Cycle route

Cycle route from village of Letham around farmland in the area.

Falkirk

Easy

Cycling

5.5 miles

National Cycle Network Route 76

Runs round the Forth from Berwick upon Tweed to Kirkcaldy.

Falkirk

Challenging

Cycling

134.0 miles

Raploch River Walk

Pavements and paths route around historic sites of Stirling.

Stirling

Easy

Walk

4.0 miles

Royal Burgh of Culross Paths

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

Fife

Easy - Moderate

Walk

0.5 - 1.3 miles

Skinflats Circular

Around farms and Saline lagoons near the Forth

Falkirk

Easy - Moderate

Walk

3.6 miles

South Alloa

Airth to South Alloa via Dunmore and the Foreshore.

Stirling

Moderate

Walk

3.6 miles

South Alloa

Airth to South Alloa via Dunmore and the foreshore

Falkirk

Moderate

Walk

3.6 miles

Stirling University Campus

Various routes around the campus.

Stirling

Easy

Walk

0.5 - 3.0 miles

The Forth Trail

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

Stirling

Easy - Moderate

Walk

5.0 miles

Valleyfield Wood

This walk takes you through the former Valleyfield Estate and remnants of a Humphry Repton designed landscape.
Notes: Snowdrop festival Jan-Mar

Fife

Easy - Moderate

Walk

3.0 miles

Wanderings & Windings Route 1: The First Forth Bridges

Spanning the Forth Valley at the historic first bridging point of Stirling, this walking circuit would also suit a cycle journey. However the Gillie’s Hill section is a little rough in places, so if you’re on a bike you may need to get off and walk occasionally.

Stirling

Moderate

Mixed

17.0 miles

Wanderings & Windings Route 2: Birding by Bike

A loop of the upper Forth estuary, crossing the river via the road bridge at Kincardine and returning across the footbridge at Cambuskenneth. The route takes in several wetland nature reserves as it winds across the lower carselands of the Forth. It’s worth taking binoculars if you have them.

Various

Moderate

Mixed

35.0 miles

Wanderings & Windings Route 3: The Ochils Fault and Forth Inches

Starting and finishing at Alloa Railway station, this journey winds its way through the Wee County taking in contrasting landscapes.

Clackmannanshire

Moderate

Mixed

21.0 miles

Wanderings & Windings Route 4: FifeThirtyFive

Exploring the western part of the Kingdom of Fife between Dunfermline and Kincardine, this challenging route takes in historic harbours, rural estates and forestry.

Fife

Challenging

Mixed

35.0 miles

Wanderings & Windings Route 5: Abbey to Sea

A walking loop between Dunfermline Abbey and the once bustling harbours of West Fife, which takes in five historic estates.

Fife

Moderate

Mixed

10.0 miles

Wanderings & Windings Route 6: Beneath the Three Bridges

A loop around the southern shore of the Forth, linking the mining landscape of West Lothian with the estates of Dundas Castle and Hopetoun House, and the coastline between Blackness and Queensferry.

Various

Moderate

Mixed

19.5 miles

Wanderings & Windings Route 7: Bo'ness to Linlithgow Ramble

A circuit that starts and ends at Linlithgow Station which can be explored on foot or by bicycle. The route skirts Linlithgow Loch, travelling to Bo'ness and back via Airngath Hill, Bo'ness Foreshore, Kinneil Woods and the River Avon.

Falkirk

Moderate-Challenging

Mixed

20.0 miles

Wanderings & Windings Route 8: Roman Falkirk and the Carron

Encompassing the Antonine Wall and Grangemouth Docks, this loop has many hidden gems of urban and estuary wildlife.

Falkirk

Moderate

Mixed

23.0 miles

Wanderings & Windings Route 9: Stravaig the Forth

An alternative to the Round the Forth NCN76, taking the adventurous strviger deep into the countryside bounding either bank of the Firth of Forth, to explore quient rural tracks and lanes and accumulate a Munro's worth of ascent.

Various

Challenging

Mixed

76.5 miles