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Abbey Craig & the Wallace Monument

RegionScotland
ClubForth Valley Orienteers
Nearest townStirling
PostcodeFK9 5LU
Carpark locationFK9 5LU

Available Maps

Maps available for free during Covid-19 recovery phases!!  The information below may be out of date.  Adhere to Covid-19 advice at all times.

Orienteer in the forest surrounding the great Wallace Monument.  Parking is free, cafe and toilets on-site and a chance to enjoy great views from the viewpoint.

There are three courses available, of increasing difficulty.  Find the controls in the order shown:

Short Course - 1.6 km

A relatively simple course for beginners of families with small children.  Find the controls in order. It will probably take about 20-40 minutes depending on how much time is spent enjoying the forest. You could detour up to the Monument viewpoint if you have spare time.

Medium Course - 2.2 km

A slightly further and more challenging course than the Short. This one gives you the opportunity to orienteer past the Monument and viewpoint.    It will probably take about 30 - 45 minutes depending on your pace, navigational skills and time spent enjoying the views.

Long Course - 3.2 km

The longest and most challenging of all three courses. This one also has the opportunity to pass by the Monument and viewpoint.  It will probably take 45 - 60 minutes to do depending on your pace and navigational skills.  If in doubt, try a shorter course first.

 

Other Things to do in the Area

A perfect opportunity to visit the Wallace Monument, standing at 67 metres tall with commanding views over the Stirlingshire countryside (and castle) commemorating Sir William Wallace a 13th-century Scottish hero.  Can you handle the 246 steps to the top of the tower?!?

The Legends Coffee House, located at the car park offers great food, a gift shop, information centre and toilet facilities.

 

 

Maps Available From

Downloadable here 

If you are a Forth Valley Orienteering club member they can also be downloaded from the club website.

Further Information

  • White and/or yellow standard controls suitable for beginners
  • Orange and/or light green standard controls suitable for people with some experience
  • Green colour standard or above controls available for experienced orienteers