The Hillfoots Way
This project will establish a walking route that follows much of the old King's Highway from Logie Old Kirk in the west to Muckhart in the east, along the foot of the Ochils.
The Hillfoots Diamond Jubilee Way is 21km long and passes through the Hillfoots villages of Blairlogie, Menstrie, Alva, Tillicoultry, Dollar and Muckhart. It is designed so that it can be enjoyed end-to-end or section at a time. From the Hillfoots Diamond Jubilee Way you can divert into the various glens (Menstrie, Alva, Silver, Tillicoultry and Dollar) or link up with other paths to create your own circular routes.
The route is based on the old King's Highway - the via regia in Latin - which is mentioned in charters for Cambuskenneth Abbey that date to the 1300s. More information can be found on the Old Roads of Scotland website.
It is thought that the route may have been used for royal progresses between Stirling Castle and Falkland Palace in the 16th century.
The route will be provided with interpretation and signage on the ground and you can already explore key sites along the way via the Virtual Visitor & Education Centre. You can download the FREE mobile app too: for Android phones via the Google Play store; and for iOS via the Apple store.