Walk: Lime Craig & bushy tails

Stirling | Trossachs | Half day walk | ★★★★

[Autumn afternoon sunlight on the ascent to Lime Craig]

Views to both sides of the Highland Boundary Fault are the reward for the ascent to the summit of this great Forestry and Land Scotland trail towards the Aberfoyle side of Duke's Pass. You'll probably have seen a red squirrel or two in the trees on the way up, or from the dedicated wildlife hide near ;the majestic Little Fawn Waterfall lower down: the hide appeared on BBC's The One Show in summer 2015 in a feature about the species thriving. A Go Ape ropes course threads through the trees nearby, so don't be alarmed if you spot people flying through the air above. Like most of the Trossachs, this walk shows its best colours in autumn, but there's plenty to see at any time of year.

[Little Fawn Waterfall, best seen after rain]

📌 Walk: Lime Craig & bushy tails ★★★★
Start / finish at David Marshall Lodge car park (charge), A821 just north of Aberfoyle, G.R.: NN 520014 ///logged.other.group

▶ 6 km / 4 mi | ▲ 310 m | ⌚ Half a day | Moderate
Features: David Marshall Lodge visitor centre; Little Fawn Waterfall; red squirrel hide; △ Lime Craig (305 m)
Terrain: Clear paths and tracks. Plenty of ascent, steep for summit ascent and (especially) descent from bealach.

Route & map

Car park & visitor centre - Little Fawn Waterfall - red squirrel hide via short detour - track crossroads near Drum Ardrey - Bealach an t-Suidhe - Lime Craig - return to bealach - path crossroads near Dounans Centre - start. Loop mostly waymarked in red (map here, section 3).


Route credit: Forestry and Land Scotland (modified)

On our visit

Wildlife: Red squirrel, finches and tits at the squirrel hide.
Weather: Dry with sunshine, but stormy clouds threatening. Light winds, below 10°C.

Also on this walk

📌 Little Fawn Waterfall ★★★
5-min walk northeast of David Marshall Lodge, G.R.: NN 522017 ///chat.vegetable.shout
Always open | Free

💬 If just visiting the waterfall without undertaking the whole walk, quickest access is a 5-min walk by the start of the route described above.

[The start of the trail near the lodge features several attractive sculptures]

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