Get Active In & Around Stirling, Scotland.
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Carron Valley Mountain Bike Trails: Fast, fun and purpose built for year round use.
Queen Elizabeth Forest Park, Aberfoyle: Great forest tracks and roads through this stunning forest landscape.
Sheriffmuir, Dumyat and the Ochil Hills: Situated to the north east of Stirling, this area offers great mountain biking / hill walking over farm tracks and grassy hill trails. MTB for 2-3 hours or the whole day. See OS Maps 57 and 58.
Mine Woods, North Third and Plean Country Park: These areas round Stirling offer something for all riders of all abilities. See OS Map 57.
Glentress and Innerleithen: About 1 ½ hours by car from Stirling you will find what is probably the best biking centre in Britain at Glentress, with brilliant trails of all grades, a top-notch cafe, a bike shop with bike hire, changing and showering facilities, and a great atmosphere. Innerleithen, situated just a few miles south east of Glentress, is quite different from its better-known sister – away from the hustle and bustle, it’s a venue for the more experienced rider.
There are many great walking opportunities in the area such as:
Ben Lomond (3,195 ft – OS Map 56), most southerly of all the munros (hills over 3000 ft high) and situated on the eastern shore of Loch Lomond.
Ben Lawers (3,983ft – OS map 51), is one of the highest mountains in the southern part of the Scottish highlands. It lies to the north side of Loch Tay, near the village of Killin.
Ben An (1,488ft – OS map 57), shorter walk starting from the shores of Loch Achray.
Meikle Bin (1870ft – OS Map 57), is on the edge of the Kilsyth Hills and the Campsie Fells.
Dumyat (1373ft – OS map 57), a great view point to see Stirling and beyond from.
C~N~Do Scotland – Walking holidays & outdoor courses in Scotland Guided and self-guided walking holidays throughout all of Scotland. Choose from Long distance trails, highlands and islands, mountain walking holidays and guided daywalks. National Navigation Award, winter skills and walking group leader courses. Local Walks, here are some walks starting in Stirling and Bridge of Allan.
Using Stirling as you base, there are some brilliant routes on both quiet and busy roads which can take you to the heart of the Trossachs National Park, into Tayside, Fife or down to Edinburgh, some suggestions are:
Stirling to Loch Katrine (approx 70-80miles round trip) via Aberfoyle, Dukes Pass and Stronachlar.
Stirling to Lochearnhead (approx 60-70 miles round trip) via, Braco, Comrie Moor, Lochearnhead and Callander.
Stirling to Edinburgh (approx 40-50 miles – one way), via Fallin, Airth, Grangemouth, Bo-ness and South Queensferry.
Stirling to Dunfermline (approx 30-40 miles – round trip) via Clackmannan, West Fife Way, Dunfermline and Culross.
Stirling to Gleneagles (approx 40-50 miles round trip) via Hillfoots villages, Yetts of Muckhart, Glendevon, Gleneagles, Blackford and Sheriffmuir.
There are many golf courses in the area. Here are some you can play on:
Stirling Golf Club ::: Bridge of Allan Golf Club ::: Callander Golf Club ::: Aberfoyle Golf Club ::: Comrie Golf Club ::: St. Fillans Golf Club ::: Braehead Golf Club ::: Glenbervie Golf Club ::: Tillicoultry Golf Club Dunblane Golf Club ::: Dollar Golf Club