Where to Visit
The Centre for Stewardship covers 1500 hectares of land, farm, forest and hill
Where to visit
Stables Garden Cafe
February 2021 – please note that we are currently only open for takeaway.
At the Stables we have both indoor and outdoor seating where you can enjoy coffee, cake and toasties, as well as other light refreshments. MENU attached. We can also provide information on where to walk and history of the estate. There are local crafts, cards and pictures for sale from local artists and craft practitioners. Open every day from 10am to 4pm (5pm during the summer weekends).
Our cafe is run with the assistance of volunteers. If you are interested in volunteering then please get in touch. Any profit made in the cafe goes back towards our care and protection of the landscape.
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 have taken action and section of the path are closed. 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 consult our interpretation boards for options.
- 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.
- Contribute to our campaign with a financial donation (pay safely through Paypal Giving Fund).
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.