Alva Glen has an upper and lower part and gives access to the Ochil Hills.
Many hill walkers and runners use this route to access the hills.
Historically Alva was a thriving mill town with numerous mills lining the banks of the river and slopes above Alva Glen. It is an area in which there is still evidence of Alva's industrial past.
During Victorian times the lower glen was a community space where people could walk along the many paths, meet with friends, enjoy the waterfalls, be entertained around the band stand & stage area. The glen was also illuminated for a period of time and Alva Glen Heritage Trust is responsible for bringing back this great tradition in a biennial event known as the Alva Glen Illuminations.