Glenvale is one of the most remote and rugged parts of the Lomond Hills. The path follows the dramatic Glen Burn Gorge to West Lomond. The area is rich in geology, wildlife and folk lore. A number of strangely eroded sand stone rock formations including the Bunnet Stane, John Knox’s Pulpit and Carlin Maggie.Â Legend says that Carlin Maggie was turned to stone, when the devil threw a lightening bolt at her.
The walk by following the path through native woodland and then up onto Heather Moorland. This is a great spot for; Green Tiger Beetles, Red Grouse and Whinchat. As you climb higher you will great views of the Perthshire Hills and beyond.
This is a rugged landscape and the weather can change quickly, please ensure you have appropriate clothing footwear and sustenance.In winter remember that the weather can deteriorate quick at higher elevations, our FCCT winter leaflet gives some helpful tips.