Walk: Callander - crag & cascade

[Looking down on Callander from its Craig, inversion fog creeping up from the Central Belt beyond]

Just above the bustling tourist town of Callander lies Callander Craig, with spectacular views of the Trossachs hills, lochs and forests from the top. Combine it with a visit to Bracklinn Falls (best in spate) with its striking new footbridge for a great half-day circuit, and consider yourself unlucky if you don't spot a red squirrel or two.

[Callander Craig (left) and Ben Ledi (right) from above Keltie Water]

Name: Walk: Callander - crag & cascade ★★☆
Length: 8 km / 5 miles
Ascent: 470 metres
Main summits: Callander Craig (343 metres)
Points of interest: Bracklinn Falls
Start / finish: Callander Craig car park, north side of Callander, G.R.: NN 633082 / scorch ripen ocean

Route: Car park - Bracklinn Falls - Coire Eas na Callich - Callander Craig - western edge of Callander - start
Terrain: Straightforward path to the falls. Forestry track to road near Coire Eas na Caillich. 1 km of minor road, then rough and steep path on straight-line ascent / descent of crags, improving for return to start.
Wildlife today: Red squirrel running across the path near Bracklinn Falls; roe deer; woodpecker heard but not seen!
Weather today: Cold and sunny with lying snow on shady aspects.

>> see separate post for Callander ★☆☆

[Bridge over Bracklinn Falls - low river level due to cold weather]


Route credit: Scotland off the beaten track

Comments

  1. Interesting bridge architecture, especially for being in a remote setting. Very nice photo!

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    1. Thanks Brendan. I agree - I think it definitely adds something to the setting. Apparently it was built in 2010, so it's fairly new.

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