Glenvale Path 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 folklore and includes a number of strangely eroded sandstone rock formations including the Bunnet Stane, John Knox’s Pulpit and Carlin Maggie. Legend says that Carlin Maggie was turned to stone when the devil threw a lightning bolt at her.
The walk follows 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 have great views of the Perthshire hills and beyond.
This is a rugged landscape and the weather can change quickly, so please ensure you have appropriate clothing, footwear and sustenance. In winter remember that the weather can deteriorate quickly at higher elevations. Our FCCT winter leaflet gives some helpful tips.
Please be aware this is a working landscape with livestock roaming the area. Please ensure that you leave gates as you find them and that dogs are kept under control.
The Glenvale car park has recently been extended. If it is full when you visit, please move on to another location. Please do not park on grass verges or in field gates as this hampers farmers and other residents in going about their business.