Menstrie Valley and Alva Glen

The Ochil Hills is the range of hills north of the Forth Valley and forms part of the attraction of the City of Stirling. Two of the most westerly summits in the Ochil Hills are Dumyat and Myreton Hill, north of the village of Menstrie. With an altitude of about 400m the Scots still call them hills. To me they are mountains and walking them makes you respect them even more.

Alva Glen is a bit further west and situated above the village of Alva at the foot of the Ochil Hills. A popular path shows the history of the mills that used the water from the Glen to drive their machine. I prefer the less touristy route up the hill on the east side of the Alva Burn.

All images were taken with a small and light Lumix G4 with Olympus 12mm F2.0 lens, which gives the equivalent of 24mm on full-frame. Click on the images for a larger view.

Menstrie Glen

Lossburn Reservoir

The remnant of Loss farmstead

Second Inchna Burn

Menstrie Burn

Alva Glen

The Alva Burn with view on the Forth Valley

Strabanster Burn

Alva Burn

West of the Alva Burn, looking north

For more images taken in this area visit: Photographer Stirling