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Abbey Craig & the Wallace Monument

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

Available Maps

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