The scarp face of the Ochil Hills looms unmistakably. It's an old fault line that yields up hard volcanic rocks and contrasts with the quantities of softer coal immediately around the River Forth. The steep Ochils provided grazing land and water power for Scotland's second-largest textile area.
POINTS OF INTEREST
There's a breathtaking gorge at Alva Glen, and walking paths (some are steep, so be prepared) that follow the gushing…Learn More >
Ochil Hills Woodland Park
East of Alva is the Ochil Hills Woodland Park, which provides access to lovely Silver Glen, so called because the…Learn More >
With green woods below, bracken hills above, and a view that on a clear day stretches right across the Forth…Learn More >