Castle Campbell & the King’s Seat
We will be starting in the charming town of Dollar in the shadow of the Ochils. We will walk through the tranquil afforested Dollar Glen before branching off left to open moorland to take the gentle climb up to King’s Seat Hill. From the summit we should be afforded spectacular views to the south across the Forth Valley. To the north we will hopefully be able to see the Strathearn Valley and the mountains beyond. On the way up we will pass a memorial cairn to two Spitfire pilots who crashed there during the war. We will then descend down to the Glen of Sorrows before walking down to Castle Campbell.
Those who wish to visit this very interesting and imposing castle may do so. Entrance charges are £6 for adults and £4.80 for concessions. It is free for members of Historic Scotland so please remember your membership card. For those not wishing to visit you will be able to meander slowly to Dollar to hopefully enjoy a cup of tea and cake in one of the many cafes.
This is a walk on the Ochil hills, some parts are over open upland moor that is exposed and with ill-defined paths. Walkers will need to have experience of walking distances of 10-15 kms and have some experience of walking over rough ground.
The nature of hill walking potentially involves leaders or other participants in providing close assistance to others. For everybody’s protection those people classified as ‘vulnerable adults’ or young people under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an appropriate carer or responsible adult. No special arrangements are available to provide independent supervision for vulnerable people, and the accompanying carer takes full responsibility for them. The carer or parent is best placed to judge the capability of their charges.
We do ask that you only bring children on a walk if you are confident that they will be able to complete it comfortably. At all times, children must be accompanied by an appropriate adult who must take full responsibility for them.
3. Lower age limits.
No children under the age of 16 are allowed on Extra Hard or Hard walks. Children over the age of 12 are permitted on Medium and Easy walks provided that they are accompanied by a responsible adult.
In common with other similar events and in consideration for others, dogs are not allowed (guide dogs excepted).
Please do not smoke on walks, out of consideration to others.