Since closing as a road for vehicles in 1987 due to landslips between Dunblane and Bridge of Allan, both communities have fought hard to retain this popular walking, running and cycling path.
In 2011 the communities came together (via Dunblane Development Trust & Bridge of Allan Community Council) with engineering advice from IKM. We matched funds with Sustrans to rescue this core path and link the national cycle route 765 between our communities, in cooperation with SNH, Stirling Council and 3 landowners.
Since then volunteers have managed the drains and vegetation, with support from Stirling Council for larger fallen trees, but now the concern is that some areas of the path will be lost to erosion without urgent attention this year.
So our volunteer engineer, Ian from IKM Consulting, has provided advice and proposals which have been approved by SNH, Stirling Council and landowners, and we are sourcing funds from Sustrans, Clackmannanshire and Stirling Environment Trust, Scotways and Community Pride. However we have a shortfall of around £5000 – hence this public appeal.
We have set up an Old Glen Road Path appeal page with Kindlink – a free fundraising platform for charities, via Dunblane Development Trust who are managing the funds for the project. Donate at;
If you use the route and want it to be retained please donate so we can complete the work this year and minimise costs.
Thank you very much!
Bridget Clark, Duncan Lavery, Mike Watson
Volunteer coordinators and representatives from Dunblane and Bridge of Allan