Where to Visit
The Centre for Stewardship covers 1500 hectares of land, farm, forest and hill
Where to visit
Stables Information Hub
Make your first stop on Falkland Estate the Stables Information Hub. Here our experienced and friendly volunteers will be happy to provide you with information on the Estate, whether that be maps, walk guides or the history of the place. Why not stop while you are there for refreshments; we offer teas and coffee as well as snacks, ice creams and delicious homemade baking. The Stables is open every day from 10am to 4pm.
Many of the paths on Falkland Estate are accessible for wheelchair users. Please consult the maps.
The Maspie Den
Love the Maspie Den? We all do. Unfortunately a combination of natural erosion combined with footfall is leading to parts of the Maspie Den becoming badly eroded. We need to take action. Over the coming months we will be closing off sections to allow the biodiversity a chance to recover. What can you do to help?
- Choose an alternative place to walk. There are miles of paths on Falkland Estate? Some options are on our Where to Visit page, or pop in to the Information Hub and ask us.
- If you do walk up the Maspie Den, please respect the signs – if we close off a section, please do not cross over the barriers.
- Keep dogs on leads so they do not scramble up and down banks.
- Please keep to the paths.
- Report any erosion or damage to our Ranger, Sam Docherty or call the office on 01337 858838.
- For more information on the Maspie, download our Maspie Den newsletter.
Where to walk
The Lomond Hills
Falkland Estate is the perfect location to start your journey into the Lomond Hills. However, there are other access points including the Craigmead Car Park and the East Lomond car park. From 2013 to 2016 we were involved with the Living Lomonds Landscape Partnership programme and there is a wealth of information available through the Living Lomonds website to help you plan your visit.
Visiting the House of Falkland
The House of Falkland has been described as “a rare undiscovered jewel”, nestled at the foot of the East Lomond Hill.
Built between 1839 and 1844 by William Burn, one of the pre-eminent Victorian country house architects for the wealthy Estate owners, Margaret and Onesipherous Tyndall Bruce. The House was purchased by John Patrick Crichton Stuart, the Marquess of Bute in the 1880s. His main architect was Robert Weir Schultz and the House interiors are uniquely decorated in the arts and crafts style. A variety of photos to enjoy are available here.
The House is in the care of Falkland Stewardship Trust and it is currently in use as a school specialising in the education and care of boys who require additional support for learning. Access to the House for guided tours can be arranged through Falkland Stewardship Trust; tours are arranged for members of the Friends of the Centre for Stewardship.
Please call the office to discuss on 01337 858838.