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Sheriffmuir loop

Length
17.7 Kms
Elevation gain
396 m
Max elevation
265.5 m
Difficulty
**
Rating
***
Type
Loop
Route id
579
Main road
0 Kms
Country road
15.5 Kms
Dirt road
0 Kms
Dirt path
2.2 Kms
Trail
0 Kms
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Directions to start point
We have looked at Strava and apparently we have run this route several times and mainly due to the local location for us. If you are looking for a nice road run with a reasonable length then this is a good one and it has a good bit of climb in the early stages. The route is out in the open for long periods so best avoided in strong winds and rain - we speak from experience.
The route heads uphill from the car park on the small road which bends and turns its way up through the woods. The bluebells in this area are stunning in spring time. You are soon out of the trees and Dumyat hill appears on your right. There is traffic on the road but not very much and in fact most mornings you will not see any cars on this section.
Once at the tee junction your take a right on the Sheriffmuir road which continues the uphill for another
4.1 Kms
thought there are some short downhill and flats along the way. From the
6.3 Kms
mark to
16 Kms
the route is mostly downhill.
With the old Sheriffmuir Inn in sight you are heading up the hill from the small stream. A trail path has been created on your left that you should take, see pictres. You can of course stay on the tarmac and take the road on the left and the two routes will join up.
The trail takes you out at the monument complete with a description of the Battle of Sheriffmuir. There are several alternative routes available at this point so have a look at the picture section for the information sign. We keep on the tarmac and head off to Bridge of Allan.
The road hits a tee junction at the bottom of the hill and the route takes you left down the Glen Road. You pass a few houses before the road is blocked off to cars and you have a nice section within the trees. This road brings you into the back of Bridge of Allan. From here follow the route around the top of the village before taking the Sheriffmuir road on your left.
A short distance up this road you will see a path on the right just before the road starts the climb beside the woods. Take this path following the wall of the university. This brings you back out at the road near the car park where a right turn will see you back.
Route directions
Kms
1
Starting at the church car park

0
2
From the car park turn right going up the small road away from the main road.

0
3
At the tee junction turn right going up hill

1.5
4
Take the signposted trail path on the left. Lade trail

6.4
5
On arriving at the road, turn left past the monument

7.7
6
At the bottom of the hill at a tee, turn left down the Glen Road

10.7
7
Road is for walkers and cyclists only during this section, and of course runners

11.5
8
At the Y junction go up the hill on the left. Upper Glen Road

13.1
9
Follow the road left

13.8
10
Follow the road left

13.9
11
Go right

15
12
At road tee turn left

15.1
13
At tee junction turn left

15.5
14
Take the Sheriffmuir road on the left

15.8
15
Just before the hill and woods, take the path on the right along side the wall

16.3
16
On arriving at small road turn right back to car park

17.2
17
Left back into car park

17.7
18
And finish

17.7
The original Logie Kirk
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Entrance to the ruins
The original Logie Kirk
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Approaching the kirk
Heading up the hill
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This gets the heart rate up
Heading up the hill
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The bluebells are out
Heading up the hill
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A blaze of green looking back down the hill
Out into the open
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A lovely winter morning
Out into the open
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This was tough to get through
Out into the open
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Looking up towards Dumyat car park
Out into the open
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Early winter morning
Out into the open
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Horses on the hill top
Beside Dumyat car park
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Towards Wallace monument in snow
Beside Dumyat car park
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Wallace monument without snow
Beside Dumyat car park
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Wallace monument with cow
Beside Dumyat car park
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The road just travelled
Beside Dumyat car park
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The whole area can get slippy due to footfall in certain areas
Approaching reservoir
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View to Ben Ledi
Approaching reservoir
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Spring time
Start of open section
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We watched the new stone wall being built over several runs
Start of open section
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Sunny morning looking back
Start of open section
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Dumyat in the morning sun
Last of the main uphills
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Looking back
Last of the main uphills
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A flat section
Join the trail path
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Path leaving the road
Join the trail path
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Information sign
Join the trail path
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The good quality path ahead
Join the trail path
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Well signposted
Monument area
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Road away from the monument
Monument area
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Information aboout the Battle of Sherifmuir
Monument area
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The battle fields
Monument area
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The area where the path rejoins the tarred road
Monument area
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The monument
Monument area
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Information about the other paths. 2020 in COVID season
Road to Dunblane
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Farm in the distance
Road to Dunblane
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The long straight bit
Road to Dunblane
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Hello there pal
Looking away from Dunblane
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Towards the monument
Glen Road
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Glen Road information sign
Glen Road
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Not many cars on this route
Glen Road
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The old bridge
Glen Road
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Nice section in the trees
End of path
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Arriving at back of Bridge of Allan
Trail or road
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Section where the trail runs alongside the road
Trail or road
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The path or road, your choice.
University wall
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Path leading back to the car park follows the uni wall
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