Callander

Stirling | Town | ★★★

[Callander]

Overlooked by the hulk of Ben Ledi, Callander is one of the gateways to the Trossachs, a hotspot for tourists, crammed with tempting eateries and a tiny toy museum. The attractive Main Street is also the A84, getting unpleasantly congested on sunny weekends, but it's relatively easy to escape the crowds. Just behind the town centre is the beautiful River Teith (a double-edged sword for the town, as it's prone to flooding after heavy rain or snowmelt), with paths following the bank west from the riverside car park. Or take to the hills - some nearby routes are listed below.

[River Teith at Callander, backed by Ben Ledi]

Location & info

📌 Callander ★★★
Stirling county, G.R.: NN 628079 ///love.genius.certainly

🚶 The town is compact, and many local walks begin nearby, accessible by off-road paths. Ben Ledi is doable in a long day from here.
🚌 There are buses north from Stirling and south from Killin and Tyndrum.



See & do (<1 mi away)

>> The Hamilton Toy Museum ★★
>> Walk: Callander - crag & cascade ★★★★

Nearby (1-3 mi away)

>> Walk: Lade Inn & Leny - raw power of the Garbh Uisge ★★★ (1 mi ←)
>> Walk: On Bochastle Hill - iron & stone ★★★ (1 mi ←)
>> Loch Venachar ★★★ (3 mi ←)
>> Walk: Ready, Ledi, Go! ★★★★ (3 mi ←)

[Main Street]

[View southwest along Callander Craig (7/2/15)]

[Graveyard - note the six-sided Watch House to protect against grave robbers]

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