Carleatheran and Stronend, near Kippen

Explore the escarpment of the Fintry and Gargunnock hills to reach the high points of Carleatheran and Stronend both with great views over Flanders Moss to the mountains beyond. Can be boggy and needs careful navigation in poor weather.


Farm track, then moorland path, section to Stronend is mainly pathless and boggy in places.

Public Transport

None to start.


Parking area on Glinns Road, off A811 near Gargunnock, at grid ref NS652922. Map and directions.

Hillwalking in Winter

Please note that hillwalking when there is snow lying requires an ice-axe, crampons and the knowledge, experience and skill to use them correctly. All route descriptions and difficulties given here are for summer conditions. See our Winter Essentials page for basic information on the skills, techniques and knowledge needed for winter hillwalking.

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