From Strathyre Cabins its possible to follow the old railway line which now forms part of the National Cycle Route 7 to either travel to Callander or go northwards to Strathyre and then onto Balquhidder to visit the site of Rob Roy MacGregor’s grave. The route to Strathyre follows along the shore of Loch Lubnaig and is quiet and scenic. At the head of the loch its possible to cross the bridge to Strathyre or continue onto Balquhidder.
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The Stank Glen footpath follows an old forest road next to the forest cabins and then rises along the side of the Stank Burn. This part of the path is quite steep and has a number of steps. It also has a view point which offers a spectacular view of one of the Stank Burn waterfalls – especially when the river is in spate. The trail then climbs into Stank Glen where it completes a loop before following the Ben Ledi path down to the cycle path for the last leg of the return to the cabins.
The trail follows the cycle path beside Loch Lubnaig before climbing along a forest road into Strathyre Forest. As you climb, there are superb views along Loch Lubnaig towards Strathrye and in the other direction towards Stirling. Still on forest roads, the route starts to descend as you approach and cross the Ben Ledi hill path. Stay on the forest road as you meander down-hill and once again join the cycle path to return to the cabins.
From the cabins, the route follows the cycle path beside Loch Lubnaig before climbing along a forest road into Strathyre Forest. As the path climbs, enjoy the views of Loch Lubnaig and the surrounding hills and forest. The path then takes you on a fairly steep descent (which includes a series of steps) through a young mixed woodland along the Stank Burn and back to the cabins.
Important Message from the Forestry Commission Scotland:
Many of the Forestry Commission Scotland’s trails and forest roads are suitable for walkers, cyclists and horse riders. Please show consideration and courtesy to everyone you meet. Some trails and paths are less suited to cyclists and horse riders because of the gradients and surfaces. Please behave responsibly in helping us to maintain these routes. Please remember also that forests are working landscapes and that forestry vehicles also use these roads.