Cycling Without Age Scotland Route 6 - Clackmannanshire Chapter to RSPB Black Devon Wetlands Nature Reserve

Length: 16km (Estimated ride time 2 to 3 hours)

Route type: Loop

Difficulty: Low

Take a trishaw tour to the RSPB Black Devon Wetlands Nature Reserve. Starting in Sauchie near the Schawpark Golf Course, make your way onto the Devon Way cycle route and turn towards Alloa. This route follows the old mining wagon way, a narrow railway linking coal mines in the surrounding area to the main railway in Alloa town centre. 

Follow the cycle route through Alloa and turn East onto cycle route 76 towards the town of Clackmannan. Use Clackmannan Tower, one of four mediaeval towers that form part of the Clackmannanshire Tower Trail, sitting proudly above the town as a landmark. Before you get to Clackmannan, take a right-hand turn into the Black Devon Wetlands NatureReserve. The RSPB Reserve is an untouched wet grassland and wetland habitat sitting inland from the banks of the inner Forth. It’s a relatively short cycle from Clackmannan to the reserve along a flat, unpaved track that is suitable for cyclists. Follow the cycle trails, taking in the views across the Forth and in the Reserve, before returning to Sauchie the same way you came. This 16km ride takes roughly two to three hours to complete.


Please note that, as these Trishaw or Wheelchair Transporter rides are piloted by volunteers, they must be pre-booked with Cycling Without Age Scotland and they will be subject to the availability of volunteers. Cycling Without Age Scotland can be contacted on 01324 467 272 or at

Map location: FK10 3AX

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