Harperleas Circuit

A 4.5 mile low level walk within the Lomond Hills Regional Park. This walk takes in both open farmland and the Harperleas woodland.

Although an easy walk it is a bit undulating through Harperlea Woodlands which can also be a bit muddy at times.

Start from the Holl Reservoir car park at grid ref NO 224 034. From the car park follow the road/track north west alongside the reservoir and then across open farm land (may be sheep in the fields). After about 2km the track enters the Harperleas Wood. Continue onwards to reach the Harperleas Reservoir dam. Stay on the track (do not cross the dam) with the reservoir to your right.

After about 0.5km you will reach a path on your left heading into the trees with a small sign for Harperleas Woodland. Take this path which leads slightly uphill into the woods. Soon the path reaches the edge of the forest and there are open fields to your left. After the path turns to the right at a fence junction it goes back into the trees again to reach the highest point of the walk where there is a trig point in the trees on your left hand side. After a turn to the left you reach a small open area. Go straight across this open area continuing in a southerly direction. The path winds its way downhill to reach the southern edge of the woods.

After leaving the woods keep to your right to follow a path alongside the field edge. After about 0.5km this path joins a farm access track. Turn left on to this track and follow it for about 1.6km to reach the crossroads at Wester Balgothrie Farm. From here turn left and walk for about 250m back up the road to reach the car park.

View / download GPX track of this route on Viewranger.

View / download GPX track of this route from Ordnance Survey.

 

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