A popular woodland with grand views


The paths of Pendreich

Covering the slopes of Black Hill above Bridge of Allan, this woodland is popular with runners, dog walkers, and anyone looking for a short stroll or cycle. It’s also a good starting point for the longer and more strenuous walk up to Dumyat Hill.

The forest road from the car park will lead you into the heart of the woodland, from where there are great views out through the trees to Dumyat hill. You can continue on narrow, grassy paths to the northern edge of the forest and Cocksburn reservoir: a good place to watch the sunset. There are short steep slopes along the way, and the paths can be muddy.

Parking Walking Viewpoint

Life’s essentials

There are places to eat and public toilets in Bridge of Allan or Stirling.

Walking trails

Cycling trails

Mountain biking trails

Contact: Scottish Lowlands Forest District

Address: Five Sisters House, Five Sisters Business Park, West Calder

Postcode: EH55 8PN

Telephone: 0300 067 6700


How to get here

From Stirling, follow the A9 towards Bridge of Allan. Just after the University of Stirling, turn right onto Kenilworth Road, signposted for Sherriffmuir, and take the first right onto Sherriffmuir Road. The forest is about ½ mile (800 metres) along this road, at grid reference NS 810 975.

Using SatNav?

FK9 4LS is the nearest postcode.

Public transport

Buses serve Bridge of Allan and can stop near the junction of the A9 and Kenilworth Road. Check Traveline Scotland for details.

Nearby places

Gartmorn Forest makes a great extension to a walk round scenic Gartmorn Dam. At Devilla you’ll find a trail that celebrates the frisky red squirrel, as well as forest lochs and mysterious traces of times past. Just outside Falkirk, Callendar Wood is full of fascinating historic features.

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