Stirling to Glasgow via the Tak Ma Doon

Starting from Stirling Railway Station, this route includes a challenging climb over the famous Tak Ma Doon Road and a long, flat stretch along Forth and Clyde Canal to Glasgow.

Climb up toward the North Third Reservoir

Route Summary

  • Distance
    31 miles / 50 km
  • Time
  • Ascent
    1,772 feet / 540 m
  • Difficulty Level
  • Terrain
  • Start Point
    Stirling Station
  • End Point
    Glasgow Queen Street Station
  • How to Get There

    This route is fully accessible via Stirling Station and Glasgow Queen Street Station

  • Downloads
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Route Map


A pony comes over for a greeting and to be petted, near Stirling

Petable Pony

A thrush in a treetop along Gateside Road


A stone wall and countryside near the North Third Reservoir

Stone Walls

A cyclist on the single track road near Loch Coulter near Stirling

Near the Osprey Hideaways

A view of Loch Coulter near Stirling

Near Loch Coulter

Overlooking the countryside in the hills above the Carron Valley

Last hill before the descent to the Carron Valley

Holiday cabins in Carronbridge, Scotland

Cabins in the Carron Valley

Overlooking the Clyde Valley from the Tak Ma Doon Road in the Campsies

Descending the Tak Ma Doon

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