See also a shortened version of our tourist leaflet In Dunblane *
If you enjoy walking or cycling, there are many beautiful routes in and around the town, and we have many play areas for young children. If you feel more energetic, why not join in one of the many sporting activities available at the Dunblane Centre, or play tennis at Dunblane Sports Club or golf at Dunblane New Golf Club. More details on all of these (and more!) can be found in the menu options to the left.
* The In Dunblane tourist leaflet was produced by Dunblane Community Council in 2013 and updated in 2015. The leaflet gives details of places to visit in Dunblane as well as various activities and events in Dunblane throughout the year. The leaflet also contains information about places to stay in Dunblane and places to eat in Dunblane. Copies of the leaflet are available from the Library, Post Office, Cathedral, Museum and various hotels, B&Bs as well as shops and cafes. It has been distributed to Tourist Information Centres in Stirling, Perth and Pitlochry. The cover photograph of Dunblane Cathedral: © Crown Copyright Historic Scotland is reproduced courtesy of Historic Scotland www.historic Scotlandimages.gov.uk
A visit to Dunblane is not complete without a walk along the sides of the beautiful river Allan which runs through the middle of the town. Paths can be accessed from the cathedral or either end of the bridge in the middle of the town centre.
Dunblane’s Green Travel Map - Updated April 2016
The Green Travel Map shows the local footpaths and quiet cycle routes around Dunblane and surrounding area. Printed copies are available from Dunblane Library and Museum. You can click on the image below to see a larger version or you can download the pdf versions using the links provided.
NEW! Cycle rides and walks available here from Wikiloc – DunblaneCycle
Welcome to Dunblane Maps
These maps provides visitors with orientation on arrival and suggestions of places of interest to explore
The map below highlights the town centre and riverside gardens.
Dunblane Community Paths
The Dunblane Community Paths leaflet was updated in 2013 by Dunblane Community Council. The leaflet gives details of 6 walks varying in length from 3 - 7 miles through open countryside and along the banks of the Allan Water. Copies of the leaflet may be obtained in the Library, Cathedral, Post Office and at various other locations in Dunblane - it may also be downloaded here and here.
Please note that the Darn Walk was extensively damaged in August 2012 by flash floods. As a result, a new section of walk, leading past Milsey Bank House and coming out at Lecropt School, was added to get round the section of the Darn Walk that has been closed because a bridge was washed away. The new section of the route was added to the map and is shown in the leaflet.
Holmehill Green Walks
The Holmehill Community Buyout website has a leaflet detailing some walks in Central Dunblane. Printed copies of the leaflet are available free from Dunblane Library, Dunblane Cathedral and Dunblane Museum or you can download Green Walks in Central Dunblane.
Dunblane Heritage Walk
Leaflet produced by Dunblane Local History Society available from Dunblane Museum. Also sometimes available during the year, a one-hour guided tour through 2,000 years of history led by members of the Dunblane Civic and History Societies. Contact the Museum for details or visit Explore Stirling - Dunblane Heritage Trail.
Follow Robert Louis Stevenson
The new ‘Stevenson Way’ http://www.kidnapped130.com/route/ is a wilderness walk from Mull to South Queensferry, which passes through Dunblane. It follows the route made by young David Balfour in ‘Kidnapped’, just 6 years after the final defeat and punishments of the Jacobites.
Here are 2 easy walks and 2 cycle rides which follow part of the route and go to local places that inspired RLS. Wikiloc - DunblaneCycle link.
Follow the Battle of Sheriffmuir - 1715
A walk and a glorious cycle ride go from where the Jacobites and Government forces camped the frosty night before the battle, and where they fought or fled. The landcape helps to inform the story. DunblaneCycle link
Stirling University Campus
Stirling University's 300 acre campus situated at the foot of the Ochil hills has beautiful walks with views to the Wallace Monument and across the Forth Valley. A map is available here.
Stirling City Cycling Map
SSRG bike rides
Cycle rides developed by the Stirlingshire Sustrans Rangers Group (SSRG) can be found here.
Cycles can be hired from the following places:
Stirling : Stirling Cycle Hub at the station. Nextbike from locations around Stirling, Bridge of Allan and the University
Callander: Wheelology/Mounter Bikes Phone 01877 331052 or visit their website.
Wheels Cycling Centre, Callander Phone 01877 331100. Also ex-hire bikes can be bought. Also now provides FABB all ability bikes.
Loch Katrine Katrine Wheelz Phone 01877 376366
Comrie Croft (between Comrie and Crieff) Comrie Croft Bikes Phone 01764 670140
Cheap bikes can be bought from Recyke a bike in Stirling Recyke-a-bike
Rock and Road, Bridge of Allan http://www.rockandroadcycles.co.uk 01786 834888
Stirling cycles http://www.stirlingcycles.co.uk 01786 451559
Recyke a bike http://www.recyke-a-bike.co.uk 01786 447559
Wheels near Callander http://www.scottish-cycling.com 01877 331100
Velocity44, Stirling http://www.velocity44.com 01786 465292
Other Useful Links
OS Maps: Landranger 57 and Explorer 366
Harvey Maps, Main Street, Doune. Open weekdays. Useful walking map for Ochils, Rob Roy Trail, West Highland Way, Forth Valley and Trossachs Cycle Map, Strathearn Cycling Map and Stirling Touring Map
Rucksac Readers long distance trail goes through Dunblane. Also covers Rob Roy Way combined with Harveys Map.
Sustrans NCN Routes2ride:
Free online cycle journey planner:
Dunblane Rambling Club