Work on the Laighills path ending at the bridge behind Cockburn Avenue has completed.  The scene in the picture was previously strewn with half bricks on a muddy surface that was flooded by the stream every time it rained.  Large boulders are being used to channel the stream and the path now sits at a higher level.

Work is now ongoing to build a board walk up towards Tannahill Terrace.

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Dunblane Community Paths Map

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Dunblane’s Green Travel Map - Updated April 2016

The Green Travel Map shows the local footpaths and quiet cycle routes around Dunblane and surrounding area. Printed copies are available from Dunblane Library and Museum. You can click on the image below to see a larger version or you can download the pdf versions using the links provided.

NEW! Cycle rides and walks available here from Wikiloc – DunblaneCycle

Dunblane AREA map

 

  Dunblane Area Map

 

  Dunblane City Map

 

  Dunblane Street Indexed Map

Welcome to Dunblane Maps

These maps provides visitors with orientation on arrival and suggestions of places of interest to explore

Welcome to Dunblane Map

The map below highlights the town centre and riverside gardens.

Haining signboard - welcome to Dunblane

Dunblane Community Paths

Dunblane community paths leaflet  

The Dunblane Community Paths leaflet was updated in 2013 by Dunblane Community Council. The leaflet gives details of 6 walks varying in length from 3 - 7 miles through open countryside and along the banks of the Allan Water.  Copies of the leaflet may be obtained in the Library, Cathedral, Post Office and at various other locations in Dunblane - it may also be downloaded here and here.  

Please note that the Darn Walk was extensively damaged in August 2012 by flash floods. As a result, a new section of walk, leading past Milsey Bank House and coming out at Lecropt School, was added to get round the section of the Darn Walk that has been closed because a bridge was washed away. The new section of the route was added to the map and is shown in the leaflet. 

Leaflets are also available for walks in our neighbouring communities : Doune and Deanston and Bridge of Allan.

Holmehill Green Walks 

Holmehill Walks leaflet  

The Holmehill Community Buyout website has a leaflet detailing some walks in Central Dunblane. Printed copies of the leaflet are available free from Dunblane Library, Dunblane Cathedral and Dunblane Museum or you can download Green Walks in Central Dunblane.

Dunblane Heritage Walk

Dunblane Heritage paths  

Leaflet produced by Dunblane Local History Society available from Dunblane Museum.  Also sometimes available during the year, a one-hour guided tour through 2,000 years of history led by members of the Dunblane Civic and History Societies. Contact the Museum for details or visit Explore Stirling - Dunblane Heritage Trail.

Follow Robert Louis Stevenson

The new ‘Stevenson Way’ http://www.kidnapped130.com/route/  is a wilderness walk from Mull to South Queensferry, which passes through Dunblane. It follows the route made by young David Balfour in ‘Kidnapped’, just 6 years after the final defeat and punishments of the Jacobites.
Here are 2 easy walks and 2 cycle rides which follow part of the route and go to local places that inspired RLS.  Wikiloc - DunblaneCycle link.

Follow the Battle of Sheriffmuir - 1715

A walk and a glorious cycle ride go from where the Jacobites and Government forces camped the frosty night before the battle, and where they fought or fled. The landcape helps to inform the story. DunblaneCycle link

Stirling University Campus

Stirling University's 300 acre campus situated at the foot of the Ochil hills has beautiful walks with views to the Wallace Monument and across the Forth Valley.  A map is available here.  

Stirling City Cycling Map

Stirling City Cycling Map produced by Stirling Council is available here.  There is also useful information on cycling in the Stirling area at Cycle Stirling.

Stirling Cycle Hub at Stirling station, provides information, maps, local rides, bike hire 01786 474160

SSRG bike rides

Cycle rides developed by the Stirlingshire Sustrans Rangers Group (SSRG) can be found here.

Cycle Hire

Cycles can be hired from the following places:
Stirling : Stirling Cycle Hub at the station. Nextbike from locations around Stirling, Bridge of Allan and the University
Callander: Wheelology/Mounter Bikes Phone 01877 331052 or visit their website
Wheels Cycling Centre, Callander Phone 01877 331100. Also ex-hire bikes can be bought. Also now provides FABB all ability bikes.
Loch Katrine Katrine Wheelz Phone 01877 376366
Comrie Croft (between Comrie and Crieff) Comrie Croft Bikes Phone 01764 670140
Cheap bikes can be bought from Recyke a bike in Stirling Recyke-a-bike

Cycle shops/repairs

Rock and Road, Bridge of Allan http://www.rockandroadcycles.co.uk 01786 834888
Stirling cycles http://www.stirlingcycles.co.uk 01786 451559
Recyke a bike http://www.recyke-a-bike.co.uk 01786 447559
Wheels near Callander http://www.scottish-cycling.com 01877 331100
Velocity44, Stirling http://www.velocity44.com 01786 465292

Other Useful Links

OS Maps: Landranger 57 and Explorer 366
Harvey Maps, Main Street, Doune. Open weekdays. Useful walking map for Ochils, Rob Roy Trail, West Highland Way, Forth Valley and Trossachs Cycle Map, Strathearn Cycling Map and Stirling Touring Map
Rucksac Readers  long distance trail goes through Dunblane.  Also covers Rob Roy Way combined with Harveys Map.
Sustrans NCN Routes2ride:
Free online cycle journey planner: 
Dunblane Rambling Club 

 

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