Session with medal events
6 August 2023
Scotland’s smallest historic county has plenty to see, do, and most importantly, cycle.
Lovingly known as “The Wee County”, Clackmannanshire is brilliantly compact. Situated between the majestic Ochil Hills and the mighty Firth of Forth, it’s a perfect place to escape into nature and find a small corner of Scotland to call your own.
What was once an engine of Scottish industries like weaving, brewing and glass blowing is now a peaceful paradise for hikers and cyclists to savour.
The towns of Alloa, Clackmannan, Dollar, Sauchie and Menstrie are home to impressive medieval towers and a manor house.
These were the stately homes of Scotland’s most noble families who built these structures close to the royal court in Stirling as symbols of status and political power.
Just as each family was different, so is each tower, each with its own place in history, which are all well worth discovering.
You’ll easily find walks here for all ages and abilities.
The glens of the Ochil Hills and Gartmorn Dam Country Park provide some of the more established routes, while the more adventurous will want to ascend the 2363 feet of the beautiful Ben Cleuch.
Wherever you walk, views of a lifetime await.
The Andy Scott Public Art Trail is a series of six sculptures that each represent Clackmannanshire’s river, woodlands, the Ochil Hills, its industrial past and vibrant future.
The area also has a rich history of local makers, especially in textiles, pottery and glass. Those traditions are alive and well, which you can see for yourself in the region’s art galleries and museums.
There are loads of on-road and off-road routes for you to explore, including the 12.8 mile Alloa Hillfoots Loop, Devon Way, Gartmorn Dam (with lots of wildlife to spot), and many more.
Bold and beautiful Clackmannanshire is well worth a visit if you’re looking for somewhere you can call your own.
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At just 55 square miles, Clackmannanshire is Scotland’s smallest historic county.
There are more medieval towers here per square mile than anywhere else in the nation.
The name Clackmannanshire is a blend of three languages: Scottish Gaelic, Brythonic and English.