|King's Seat Hill from
King's Seat Hill
|Estimated net time||2-3 hours|
|Drinking water||Water from a stream close to trail head.|
|GSM coverage||Coverage throughout the route (May 2014).|
|Parking||Room for 16 cars at trail head.|
|Start height||202 metres|
|Vertical metres||550 metres for the roundtrip.|
|Trip distance||7.6 km|
From the round-about where road A91 turns east, north-east of Stirling, drive 14.9 km (9.3 mi) east on A91 to Dollar. Turn left where signed for "Castle Campbell" and drive approximately 1.5 km (0.9 mi) to the end of the road, following signs for "Castle Campbell". Park at the designated places on the right hand side of the road.
Start your hike by following the road uphill a few metres and then fork left downhill to the road going to the castle. Turn right onto a well defined path after 300 metres, just before the castle. Follow this path towards north, through two hair-pin bends, through a gate, and then along the stream. Continue south-west when you get out of the forest up to 350m, and then turn right and head north-west along the obvious path to the summit plateau. Continue across the plateau to the far end, where you find a few stones marking the summit.
Descend by reversing your ascent route.
01. May 2014
This was the first full day of this year's trip to Scotland with my friends. Five of the guys decided to go to Glasgow for the day, while Erling, Håvard and I went for a hike close to our rented house in Stirling. The hike was easy enough, but it was quite windy so a little less enjoyable than we had hoped for.
Back at the house we played a few frames of snooker before making pizzas and enjoying a few beers.