Walking North Third Reservoir
North Third Reservoir - Stirling, Small Reservoir in the course of Bannock Burn which is 3 miles / 5 kilo miles south west of Stirling.
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Walking North Third Reservoir - Scottish Walks.
|The North Third Reservoir starting point of this walk is very difficult to find. Described as 50 metres south of Bannock Water, the "car park" appears more like a passing place on a narrow B road and can be very easily missed. I'm sure many people have done so. Try using the Ordinance Survey map, no.57. A small parking sign would be of great benefit as the walk starts right at the parking area and to|
Approaching from the east on the B road, the "car park" is on the right hand side of the road, with forestry on that side. If you reach the reservoir then you have missed the car park. Follow the path through the tress being careful not to hit your head on a low lying oak tree branch the crosses the path. As you climb, glimpses of the reservoir can be seen through the trees and it's not long ( 1 mile ) before it will be seen in its full glory.
The view is stunning, with large and small islands dotted all over the
reservoir and more northerly mountains such as Ben Ledi and Ben Vorlich
can be picked out. You have now reached Lewis Hill ( 266m ) and the cliff
face is called Sauchie Craig. Because of the cliffs you feel higher than you
actually are and on clear days small boats with expectant fishermen can
be spotted below.
I strongly recommend that if you are out walking the cat then have it on a
lead....kids and dogs too, the cliffs are steep and the path is near the edge.
A 2-3 mile walk, that for me gets a 10 rating. Nearest towns are to the
north St Ninians and to the south Easter Buckieburn