Meikle Bin is a popular hill for runners and walkers. Understandably so because of the great views you get from the top. But its popularity means a lot of people don’t explore the other routes nearby. So, instead of following the crowds, try Cairnoch Hill.
Cairnoch Hill is a couple of miles down the road from Meikle Bin. I park here https://goo.gl/maps/AqwzhYnbHd4uFi29A and there is a gate and enough room for three cars to park.
I parked here because it’s next to the reservoir. I went for a swim straight after the run. If you do not want to swim then drive further along. There is parking at the start of the trail.
The video below will show you what the route is like. There was one off road section but it wasn’t very long. Although it was pretty wet underfoot!
Quiet, good surfaces and easy to navigate.
Three car parking spaces next to carron valley reservoir. If you do not want to swim then you can park at the start of the trail.
There is nothing close but there’s two good options a short drive away. The Fintry Inn is great for beer and hot food and on the outskirts of Fintry the Cafe in the Courtyard is great for for soup and treats.
95% fire road. 5% off road (through trees)
Yes – no sheep or animals spotted on route.
338M of elevation.