The Ochil Hills offer easy-access walks and spacious views spanning the Central Belt. It's an extensive range, stretching east from Stirling to north Fife and the Tay. But the best bits are crammed into the southwest corner, where the Ochils' highest summits rise as a steep green wall over the low-lying Forth basin and the Hillfoots villages of Dollar, Alva and Tillicoultry. With its gorges, woods and waterfalls this southern flank gives the most interesting approaches to the summits - and none more so than Dollar Glen, where the imposing Castle Campbell guards a wooded spur between the cascading Burns of Care and Sorrow. The rolling, grassy hills above are very worthwhile too.
9.67 miles, 15.56 km, 914m ascent, 4 – 6 hours. Dollar