Walks around Buchlyvie
The School to Mye Road - a 20 minute walk
- Category: Walks Around Buchlyvie
People born in Buchlyvie may know this route if they used it as children to get to school. It’s actually a right-of-way, but it has fallen out of use during the past twenty years and many villagers do not even know of its existence. It runs from the North Church in Station Road (opposite the primary school) to the Mye Road, just south of the Wester Mye farm. Until recently, it was blocked off with barbed wire, but Stirling Council have now installed pedestrian gates and have waymarked some of the route.
Begin opposite the school and walk down the lane by the old church. At the end turn left and follow the track until it reaches a wee burn, which you walk alongside until the end of this path. At this point you need to jump over the burn and go through the gate. There used to be a bridge over this burn that you crossed and then went through the electric fence mentioned on the map below, but you don't have to do this any more. Instead, jump over the burn and go through the gate. You are then at the point marked on the map as G1.
A rough path then heads north round the brow of the hill to a new pedestrian gate (G2). Go through and follow the burn to a wide bridge (WB) which crosses over the burn into a field. Head for the field gate (G3) and immediately turn left to follow the fence to another pedestrian gate (G4). The fence you are following encloses the sewage works, but there’s not much to see there. Now turn right along the track to the field gate (G5) to reach the Mye Road, which can be followed back to Buchlyvie.
The whole trek takes about twenty minutes. You may encounter horses or sheep in your travels, so please leave the dog at home. In wet weather, the first gate by the burn is especially muddy, so wellies or walking boots are essential. The rewards in sunny weather are the fine views north and the view of Buchlyvie from the north - a spectacle not often seen.