Walks in Vale of Leven

Walks in Vale of Leven including the areas of Alexandria and Balloch

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Walks in Vale of Leven including the areas of Alexandria and Balloch

A river is very often the reason for a town’s existence and for Alexandria and the Vale of Leven that river is the River Leven. The River Leven is a tidal river that flows east to west from the River Clyde estuary to Loch Lomond through the many valleys and urban areas in West Dunbartonshire including Alexandria. It is a key green network in West Dunbartonshire which plays a vital role funnelling wildlife through the centre of the urban areas along it’s 6 mile length covering 59 hectares.

There are many important habitats that run along the River Leven which include Nature Conservation Sites like the Grasslands at Ballantine’s, Dillichip and Dalquhurn Point. The River Leven is migratory route for Lamprey and Atlantic Salmon and these can been seen along with other species like brown trout, sea trout and mullet as well as an abundance of birdlife.

These habitats are all part of Alexandria’s Industrial Heritage past and the preservation of these environmental and biodiverse habitats can be done through recreational learning including walking it’s accessible paths and enjoying the wildlife that inhabits it. With the Vale of Leven coveraging a larger area of walks, all these walks come under this area, but including the main town of Alexandria is always a good starting point.

Below you will find walks that are available in Alexandria, Vale of Leven. Some of these walks are only 20 minutes, but there are walks on this page that can take a few hours. West Dunbartonshire is full of beautiful walks, and with Alexandria including walks around Loch Lomond, Balloch and the River Leven Corridor, this area is packed with adventures walks for all types of walkers.