Alva Glen

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The Alva Glen is a steep-sided cleft scored in the southern front of the Ochils range. This short walk up it follows a dramatic path, easy at first, which climbs up into this ravine. The upper part involves a steep ascent with precipitous slopes and ends at a viewpoint overlooking the Smuggler's Cave in the floor of the gorge.

Terrain

Clear and popular path; the second section where it climbs across the flanks of the gorge has unprotected drops and steep ascent, so the walk is given grade 2.

Public Transport

Bus to Alva.

Start

Alva Glen car park, Alva. Open start point in Google Maps for directions.

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