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Around the sights of Callander

A moderate walk (low hills and fells (below 600m)) in national park Loch Lomond and the Trossachs in Stirlingshire, Scotland, about 13.50km (8.39 mi) long with an estimated walking time of about 4:45h. It is suitable for families with children, but unsuitable for prams & pushchairs, wheelchairs.
Elevation Profile
Gain 353m (1158ft)
Loss 354m (1161ft)
Max. Elevation 320m (1049ft)
Elevation (total) 707m (2319ft)
Start & End
Callander
Distance 13.50km
(8.39mi)
Duration ~4:45h
Difficulty  
Moderate
Created by Anonymous Walker on 11 Jul 2014
This walk explores several of the popular spots around Callander, one of the most popular towns in the Trossachs. Starting with a hike to Bracklin Falls, the route continues over Callander Craig. Passing through the town again, you then explore the forest south of the town followed by Bochastle Hill and the Lade Inn in Kilmahog. It can easily be split into two walks if easier.

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Waypoints

OS Grid NN627079
Take the bus to Callander.
OS Grid NN632077
From the main road, head to the museum then turn up Bracklinn Road.
About 0.56 km (~0.35 miles) from
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Follow the road uphill into the woodland. At the edge of the woods, take the track to the left towards Bracklin Falls.
About 0.66 km (~0.41 miles) from
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This local beauty spot is very popular and rightly so. There is a wooden bridge over the falls.
About 0.85 km (~0.53 miles) from
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Retrace your steps and turn right at the road. Follow this as it contours gradually uphill.
About 0.65 km (~0.4 miles) from
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Around the corner there is a path on the left-hand side which leads to Callander Craig.
About 0.67 km (~0.42 miles) from
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This local high point gives rewarding views over the town and surrounding forests.
About 0.58 km (~0.36 miles) from
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At the end of the crag, follow the footpath back round into Callander again.
About 1.14 km (~0.71 miles) from
OS Grid NN633081
You come out near the starting point. Retrace your steps into Callander.
About 1.13 km (~0.7 miles) from
OS Grid NN632077
Turn right along the Main Street and head to the museum.
About 0.44 km (~0.27 miles) from
OS Grid NN629078
At Church Street (just beyond the church, handily), turn left and continue to the bridge across the river.
About 0.29 km (~0.18 miles) from
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Follow the path to the main road and cross carefully, as it's the main route south from Callander (i.e. gets busy).
About 0.46 km (~0.29 miles) from
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A track leads through the forestry plantation. Although a managed woodland, these places can be rich wildlife-spotting territory. Check for red squirrels and mushrooms and toadstools in autumn.
About 0.47 km (~0.29 miles) from
OS Grid NN608071
The forest track takes you to Gartchonzie on the river. Head through the hamlet and cross the river.
About 1.46 km (~0.91 miles) from
OS Grid NN602075
Across the road is the rough ground around Dunmore Fort and Samson's Stone. More fantastic views across Callander.
About 0.78 km (~0.48 miles) from
OS Grid NN608081
Across the road, you can pick up the railway track (now a cycle route) back to Callander. Although it's worth popping into Kilmahog first for a pint or a whisky in the Lade Inn, one of the region's great pubs: www.theladeinn.com
About 0.85 km (~0.53 miles) from
OS Grid NN627079
Return along the cycleway to Callander for the bus home. Or not, if you live in Callander.
About 1.86 km (~1.16 miles) from

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