Beginning and ending in the historic City of Stirling, this route links some haunts of William Wallace, Scotland’s 13th century national hero.
This holiday takes in some of the fascinating villages around the Carse of Stirling, and some wonderful panoramic viewpoints of the surrounding landscape.
The varied route of 60 odd miles or so, with its castles, monuments, woods and river sides will certainly be memorable.
Out of Season Scottish Ways
If you like to explore the countryside when it's quieter, then doing so out of season is the way; that adds to the adventure and also to the challenge. Between mid October and Easter you can have the ways and trails pretty much to yourself – they're absolutely great then! Contact us on +44(0)1786 445 703 for more details.
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Your walking holiday includes:
- Qualified walking guide
- 6 walking days
- 5 nights Guest House accommodation
- Full Scottish Breakfast
- Transport from and back to Stirling
- Daily transport as required for people and baggage
- VAT at 20%
William Wallace Way brief itinerary:
Day 1: From an auspicious start at the site of William Wallace’s most famous victory, the battle of Stirling Bridge, our route climbs up via the Beheading Stone to the Castle, probably the most magnificent of Scotland’s castles, and our first amazing view. After a wee look round we drop down via the Smith Museum to weave a way over the flats to reach Cambusbarron. (An easy start of ~2.5-3mls / 4-5km).
Day 2: From there via highways, forests and byways to cross the hillside and drop down to the pretty village of Gargunnock. Then generally following the foot of the Gargunnock escarpment, we head for Kippen with its airy view across the Carse to the mountains beyond (~9mls / 14km).
Day 3: The character of the route changes as we drop down through Buchlyvie to cross Flanders Moss, the land of the Moss Lairds, and into the National Park to reach Aberfoyle (~ 12mls / 19km).
Day 4: All change again as we cross the Mentieth Hills using the ancient trading, droving and raiding route dating back to Roman times, to reach the bustling village of Callander at the foot of the Highland Line (~10mls / 16km).
Day 5: Today’s route is a pleasant and varied walk, finally following the River Teith to end at Doune Castle, a magnificent late 14th century courtyard castle, built for the Duke of Albany and now famous as an Outlander Film site.(~12mls / 19km).
Day 6: And finally weaving our way to and across the corner of the Ochil Hills, to drop down surprisingly to Stirling University and the Wallace Monument where there will be time to climb up to the top. (~9mls / 14km).
Video from our William Wallace Way
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Maps of the area & background reading
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- Price: from £699 p.p
- Duration: 6 days
- Accommodation: 5 nights
- Accom type: Guest House
- Walking/Exploring: 6 days
- Travel: 2 days
- Group min: 4
- Group max: 6
- Meet: Stirling Train Station
- Finish: Stirling Train Station