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Hillwalking Dollar Glen

Ochil Hills
Glen Alva         Glen Mill         Gartmorn Dam         Dollar Glen
Ochil Hills Accommodation

Dollar, Clackmannanshire Small town at the foot of Ochil Hills, 6 miles/10km North east of Alloa.
Includes Fishing Cycling, Sightseeing, Hillwalking, Climbing, Touring in the Scottish Countryside.


Hillwalking Dollar Glen - Scottish Walks.

Length: 9 mile Duration:  4 Hours.
Difficulty: 2/10 O.S.



Nearing the southern end of the Ochil Hills lies the village of Dollar on the A91. Arguably Dollar's most prized asset is Dollar Academy, Signposted as you enter the town from the west, Dollar Academy was the brainchild of one John McNabb, a local man who earned substantial monies while working in London as a sea merchant. His will, when he died in 1802, provided the finance for a school for the poor of the area. The Academy was founded in 1818 and also became a boarding school, for wealthier families, probably to help pay the bills. The main building is the Playfair Building, with initially six others to accommodate teachers and boarders. An extension was added to the Playfair and then an infant school and gym were introduced. In 1961 fire gutted the main building with much literature being destroyed, however the school survived and has added even more buildings since.

However, on this web site, we are more interested in the walking and here is a cracking 9 miler through Glen Dollar.

Looking South to Dollar from Brewlands Farm

Looking South to
Dollar from Brewlands Farm

Castle Campbell - Dollar

Castle Campbell
Dollar



Catch the signs for the glen at the eastern end of the village and travel up to a car park, next to Brewlands Farm, passing Castle Campbell on the way. Take the path to the right of the farm and reach a gate at the start of the forest, walk through the forest, wearing appropriate boots as it gets a bit boggy, as does some of the rest of the walk.

Looking south from Glenquey Reservoir - Glen Dollar

Looking south from
Glenquey Reservoir - Glen Dollar

Halfway into the forest, three paths occur, take the middle one, to stay on track. Exiting the forest proper another gate takes you alongside the Scots pines, now on your right, with a steep hill on your left (Innerdownie.).

Glenquey Reservoir in Dollar Glen, Clackmannanshire
Glenquey Reservoir
in Dollar Glen, Clackmannanshire

Looking North to Glendevon at Glenquey Farm
Looking North to
Glendevon at Glenquey Farm


Shortly the Glenquey Reservoir (supplying most of the local towns.) comes into sight. Walk to the end of the reservoir to find Glenquey Farm and take a left up the hill to avoid the farm and make your way to Glendevon, where after a 4 ml. hike a wee refreshment can be had at the hotel, :))). Not too many though, remember the car back in Dollar. Round trip, 8-9 miles.


 

This website is dedicated to my passion - Walking throughout Scotland.
I have tried to share my experiences with you, in the hope that you will have some idea where to walk and what to look out for on your travels.
This is not an Official Guide but use only as a helpful hints & ideas to get you through the terrain.