Stirling walking network

Interested in finding a fun and easy way to get fit, lose weight and meet new friends? If yes, come along and join one of our walks.

The Stirling walking network project comprises of volunteer lead walks in local communities to increase the health and wellbeing of those who attend the walks.  There is now a pathway of walks to take you from a gentle stroll to a more strenuous walk, enabling you to increase and maintain your fitness levels.

Enjoy FREE short walks every Monday morning from Stirling Community Hospital - see more details here

Join us on our first Dementia Friendly Walk as part of the Dementia Awareness Week - Tuesday 31 May 2016
See full walk details here

Stirling walking network timetable

Monday 28 March - Saturday 9 July 2016
Please note: Thursday Mayfield walk will begin at 11.00am.

Stirling walking network works in partnership with the local Alzheimer Scotland group to lead 1 walks each month on the second Tuesday.  Details of these walks can be found here

For more information please contact 01786 448308 or e-mail

Who are the walks for?  Everyone!    ..............
Free beginner walks (average 2km) are for those who are new to walking or wanting to increase their activity levels and those who may be recovering from an illness or operation.  These walks are usually on flat, even surfaces and last
between 30 - 45 minutes.

Paid longer walks (WALK FORWARD) - These walks (average 6-8km long) are for those who are looking for a more strenuous walk. These walks are at a faster pace, can be on uneven surfaces and have some small hills/inclines.

Community walks – West Stirling Villages – These walks (average 2-4km) are for regular walkers wanting some gentle exercise on reasonably flat, good surfaced paths.
There are also longer community walks run through the Retired and Senior Volunteer Programme. Contact tel no: 01259 928088. See link RSVP Walking Schedule April - June 2016.


Getting started
Beginner health walks: Please arrive 10 minutes early on your first day in order to fill in a short health questionnaire.  No need to book.  These walks take place weekly in Plean Country Park, Bridge of Allan, Dunblane, Killearn, St. Ninians, the Stirling Community Hospital, Raploch and the City Centre as well as locations in the National Park. Please call Active Stirling on 01786 448308 to request the schedule or for further details.

Paid longer walks: Please purchase a walking card (details on the download).  Walks will be stamped on your card.  The card is valid for a year from date of purchase.  Please see the timetable for payment details.

Volunteering: We are always looking for Volunteers.  The best place to start is to attend a local beginner walk in order to get a feel for the project and then contact Tricia Cumming to discuss what is involved.

Walking is known to benefit mental health, improve health and fitness, protect against Illness and help manage weight.

Join us for a stroll, socialising with new people and for some fresh air.

We look forward to seeing you!