One of the many terrific things about books is that you can read them virtually anywhere: under the sheets, in the bath, while flying, on a rollercoaster—well, maybe not that last one, especially if it goes upside down. A good read is a must, however, when you’re out exploring and you find a treasure of a spot to take five and relax.
And on the subject of treasure, we have just the place for you – The Darn Walk. This scenic riverside route runs between Bridge of Allan and Dunblane. No matter which end you walk from, you will, in time, discover a small cave. It is here that Robert Louis Stevenson, who went on holiday to Bridge of Allan as a boy, was said to have conceived the idea for Treasure Island.
The spot is also commemorated with a beautifully carved bench, complete with a parrot, chest, and skull & crossbones!
Image and article by Kevin Mcgowan (Instagram: @k.mcgowan_91)