Abbey Craig & the Wallace Monument
Map and courses updated September 2022.
Orienteer in the forest surrounding the great Wallace Monument. Parking is free, cafe and toilets on-site and a chance to enjoy great views from the viewpoint.
There are three courses available, of increasing difficulty. Find the controls in the order shown:
Short Course - 1.6 km
A relatively simple course for beginners of families with small children. Find the controls in order. It will probably take about 20-40 minutes depending on how much time is spent enjoying the forest. You could detour up to the Monument viewpoint if you have spare time.
Medium Course - 2.2 km
A slightly further and more challenging course than the Short. This one gives you the opportunity to orienteer past the Monument and viewpoint. It will probably take about 30 - 45 minutes depending on your pace, navigational skills and time spent enjoying the views.
Long Course - 3.0 km
The longest and most challenging of all three courses. This one also has the opportunity to pass by the Monument and viewpoint. It will probably take 45 - 60 minutes to do depending on your pace and navigational skills. If in doubt, try a shorter course first.
If you'd like more information on orienteering in the Stirlingshire area please go to the club website: www.fvo.org.uk
A perfect opportunity to visit the Wallace Monument, standing at 67 metres tall with commanding views over the Stirlingshire countryside (and castle) commemorating Sir William Wallace a 13th-century Scottish hero. Can you handle the 246 steps to the top of the tower?!?
The Legends Coffee House, located at the car park offers great food, a gift shop, an information centre, and toilet facilities.