Date/TimeDate(s) - 08/06/2008
Walk DetailsPub Stop?: No O/S Map Sheet No.: 58 Grid Ref. Start: Grid Ref. Finish Walk (Miles): 9 Walk Hours: Bus Time to Walk: Bus Time from Walk: Departure time from walk:
The Ochil Hills stretch westwards from the Upper Tay estuary towards the broad plain of the Forth Valley, forming a 28 mile long ridge of mainly rounded, grassy tops, around 2000 feet high which are very prominent from Edinburgh and the South.
The walk commences today in Glendevon near Glendevon Castle (NGR.973.052) where a road on the right leaves the main road and heads over a bridge towards the House of Whitens. The road continues through the forest southwestwards skirting Black Hill to a junction near the northern end of Glensherup Reservoir. Here we can decide to take a low route (A) continuing round the eastern flank of the Reservoir and heading up Glen Sherup, or (B) climbing southeastwards on to the ridge of hills stretching from Innerdownie (611m.,2004ft) over Bentie Knowe to Whitewisp Hill (643m.,2109ft) and Tamangie Hill (645m.,2115ft).
(A) From the head of Glen Sherup climb southwards out of the forest to the summit of Tamangie Hill to meet up with route (B). From the top of Tamangie Hill the combined route heads westwards round the head of Maddy Moss to reach the top of Skythorn Hill (610m.,2000ft). From there we descend southwestwards to the col between it and Andrew Gannel Hill where we pick up the right-of-way path coming up from Glendevon Resevoir and follow it down to the Gannel Burn which then descends towards Mill Glen. The glen then descends southwards to reach the outskirts of Tillicoultry and the bus (NGR.914.974).