National Cycle Network routes in the Inner Forth area

Explore the varied landscapes and proud histories of Falkirk, Stirling, Clackmannanshire and western Fife with a journey along National Cycle Network routes in the Inner Forth area.

National Route 76

Also known as Round the Forth, National Cycle Network Route 76 takes you on a fascinating journey around the landscapes which surround the Forth Estuary.

Travelling along both sides of the Forth, the route is a unique journey past renowned wildlife habitats, ancient castles, historic burghs, stately mansions and peaceful native woodland. 

National Cycle Network Route 76 is also an important commuting link for those accessing Edinburgh, Stirling, Alloa and Kirkcaldy.   

National Route 754

Running entirely along the traffic-free towpath alongside the Union Canal, Route 754 links Edinburgh to the historic towns of Linlithgow and Falkirk before joining the Forth & Clyde towpath at the spectacular Falkirk Wheel.

Plan your journey along the canals with our route itineraries and day trips on the VisitScotland website.

National Route 764

National Cycle Network Route 764, also known as the West Fife Way, is an almost fully traffic-free route along the well-kept railway path between Dunfermline and Clackmannan. 

Winding through tranquil, open countryside, the route connects to National Cycle Network Routes 1 and 76, and short diversion links to the mountain bike trails of Devilla Forest. 

National Route 765

National Cycle Network Route 765 is a scenic route through the rolling landscapes of the Inner Forth area,

It links the centre of Stirling to the historic settlements of Bridge of Allan, Dunblane and Doune.

A perfect journey for those interested in exploring the rich history of the area, the route runs along a mixture of quiet roads and traffic-free paths through tranquil glens and over undulating hills.

Stop at Dunblane to visit the Cathedral, which dates back to 11th century, or stop off at Doune Castle; famous its appearances in Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Game of Thrones and Outlander.  

National Route 767

Also known as the Devon Way, National Cycle Network Route 767 is a fully traffic-free route following the old railway line between Alloa, Tillicoutry and Dollar. 

This route is a great out-and-back day trip for the family, and enjoys dramatic views across the Ochil Hills; known locally as the Hillfoots.

National Cycle Network Route 768 also joins with Route 768 at Tillicoutry and Route 76 at Alloa to form the Alloa Hillfoots Loop; a 12 mile circular route.  

National Route 768

Joining Tullibody with Alva and Tillicoutry over 6 miles of traffic-free and quiet on-road sections, National Cycle Network Route 768 links with Route 76 and Route 767 to form the Alloa Hillfoots Loop.

Tracing the foot of the Ochil Hills over a mixture of railway path and the Hillfoots Road, Route 768 also connects to various footpaths into the hills and the plateau beyond. 


Please note

We have taken all responsible steps to ensure that these routes are safe and achievable by people with a reasonable level of fitness.

However, all outdoor activities involve a degree of risk.

To the extent permitted by law, Sustrans accepts no responsibility for any accidents or injury resulting from following these routes.

Walking and cycling routes change over time. Weather conditions may also affect path surfaces.

Please use your own judgement when using the routes based upon the weather and the ability, experience and confidence levels of those in your group.

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