Serf, Sauchie, Silver - A Circular Place-Name Walk
Date 1: 29/09/2018
Date 2: 01/01/0001
Weekend 5 (29-30 September)
Walk / trail / tour
29 September 2018
What is a place-name walk? It's a walk through the past and present, through landscape and language, an attempt to see the modern environment through the eyes of the people who gave it the names which we still use today. These names are also guides to the languages of the past: in Clackmannanshire, these are mainly British/Pictish, Gaelic and Scots and together they span about 1,500 years, with some names being even older.
This fascinating walk will begin and end at The Woolpack Inn in Tillicoultry, passing Sterling Mills, up to Fishcross and Sauchie Tower, down to Alva and up to the Ochils Woodland Park, past the site of Alva House and back to Tillicoultry. The route will follow a mixture of footpaths and main roads.