Looking for suggestions, bearing in mind time of year & potential ground conditions, for easy hill walk within 2 hrs drive of Glasgow for someone (me) recovering from a (clean) broken ankle.
Its been 8 weeks and back on my (push)bike. I have walked a few forest tracks, up to 3 hrs. So looking to move up a grade: something with a bit of a gradient but not too steep and a good track is essential. Need to re-accustom foot to uneven terrain & slopes.
I have discounted the Luss Hills as too grassy and so too easy to slip on in the wet. Not great for paths either.
Auchnafree Hill, above Crieff - good track all the way, starting at the dam at about 300m. Look out for mountain hares. (From the car park, walk to the dam, cross the fence and then turn back on yourself heading away from the loch, and a good track takes you round the bottom of the hill, then bends north up to King Kenneth's Cairn and along to Auchnafree Hill, and then there's a track back down to the loch, with about 3 miles back along the loch to the car park. 10 miles in total.
Ben Chonzie from Glen Lednock: LR track to 800m then low angled ground to the top.
Tinto: good track/path from the north-east side.
Meall Tairneachan: the track to the mine goes to 50m below the top.
Ben Lomond, perhaps?
For something smaller to break you in more gently, there's loads of good walking in the Pentlands, with a variety of good paths and off-path wandering to be had.
The Shee of Ardtalnaig south of Loch Tay is a bonny walk, with good paths.
Then you could work up to some of the Corbetts south of Loch Tay, or the Rob Roy Way, or walk up Kirkton Gln to the wee lochan, which I find a bonny walk.
After this, I would not go on to Ben Ledi straight away as there are some steepish bits. I'd suggest Ben Chonzie as the next step up. Then perhaps a trip up to Glenshee. Glas Tulaichean is a remote-feeling hill, but has a good track all the way to the top.
Hopefully this would see your ankle back to proper strength
In reply to Flinticus:
If you want something gentle and beautiful, there's a whole wheen of walks from Aberfoyle through the forest park. One of my favourites is round Loch Ard. One of my favourite lochs, but I think you may have missed out on the chance of tea and a bun mid way at the Wee Blether tea room in Kinlochard. I think they have closed for the winter now.
Another lovely loch walk is round Loch Ossian. This has the bonus of the West Highland Line to get there.