Deep gorges, rushing burns and a rich variety of wildlife
Explore the network of woodland walks in the shadow of the Ochil Hills.
Watch the evocatively named Burns of Care and Sorrow plunge down tumbling waterfalls.
Discover the ruins of Castle Campbell (not NTS), the 15th-century stronghold of Clan Campbell.
The wildlife habitats and geology of the glen have made it a Site of Special Scientific Interest.
See how many different kinds of lichen you can spot – there are 190 species here and over 100 different types of moss.
Deep gorges, rushing burns and a ruined castle make Dollar Glen the perfect place to ramble away from day-to-day life.
This beautiful stretch of woodland lies east of Stirling and is ensconced in the shadow of the Ochil Hills. There’s a wealth of rare wildlife habitats here – green woodpeckers, dippers and herons are three of the many species of birds who live in the lush, wooded gorges. Wander the Burns of Sorrow and Care or make your way towards Castle Campbell, the 15th-century stronghold of the Earls of Argyll, standing high on a tree-lined slope.
Dollar Glen can be visited all year round. For Castle Campbell opening times, visit the Historic Environment Scotland website.
The glen is a popular place for walkers and the network of paths and trails is easily accessed on foot from Dollar, via the Mill Green, or from the Quarry car park. Please note that there are some relatively steep climbs and care is required on uneven and slippery sections.
Watch the waterfalls and look out for plants and wildlife.
There is parking at the Quarry car park in Dollar.
Arrangements can be made for group visits to Dollar Glen and Castle Campbell by calling 0141 616 2266.
School visits to Dollar Glen are welcome. A selection of activities are available, covering topics such as natural heritage, geology, cultural heritage and food and farming. Visits must be arranged in advance – contact 0141 616 2266.
The woodland paths are unsuitable for wheelchairs or children’s buggies.