Walk: Callander - crag & cascade

Stirling | Callander | Half day walk | ★★★★

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

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

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

📌 Walk: Callander - crag & cascade ★★★★
Callander Crags car park, Bracklinn Road, 10-min walk northeast of Callander town centre, G.R.: NN 633082 ///scorch.ripen.ocean

▶ 8 km / 5 mi | ▲ 470 m | ⌚ Half a day | Moderate
Features: Bracklinn Falls; △ Callander Crags (343 m)
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.

Route & map

Car park - Bracklinn Falls - Coire Eas na Callich - Callander Crags - western edge of Callander - start


Route credit: Scotland Off the Beaten Track

On our visit

Wildlife: Red squirrel running across the path near Bracklinn Falls; roe deer; woodpecker heard but not seen!
Weather: Cold and sunny with lying snow on shady aspects.

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

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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