Staring at the Information Centre in Doune, turn left and left again into Castlehill Court, left again into Castlehill then right onto a local sports field. Here the path skirts the edge of the playing field following the edge of an old Roman Fort before crossing into a small wood.
There is evidence of Roman occupation throughout the area from Callander to Braco and Roman fortifications have been discovered in the area close to the castle. Newer discoveries have shown that the Romans had a medical ward underneath the present Primary School dating back 2,000 years.
The route now passes to the left of the castle then left past the water treatment through a wonderful Blackthorn tunnel to ‘The Mouth of Ardoch’, a burn running into the River Teith.
From here follow the river upstream for about half a mile, crossing over the bridge and through the kissing gate, before passing @Gamekeeper’s Cottage’ and exiting onto Dan Doo’s Brae on the A84. Dan Doo’s Brae is named after Duncan Dow who was one of the gamekeepers that lived in the cottage.
Continue uphill, turning first right into Muir Crescent, then right into George Street to the Cross. Returning to the information Centre right along Main Street and you walk is now complete. This walk is courtesy of Stirling Council Countryside Service, Kilmadock Development Trust and Scottish Nature Heritage.
Once you have completed your walk there are other places of interest in Doune to visit including the castle and Deanston Distillery and Visitor Centre.
This walk would provide an interesting and free day out in the Doune area of central Scotland. If you are here on holiday in one of our self-catering holiday cottages then Doune is only a short drive from any of them.