Loch Lomond & Trossachs - Index of walks in and around the Trossachs. . . . . . Callander Geodiversity Trail (PDF download)
Requiring average fitness. No steep or very rough terrain. Footpaths / forest track.
Longer walks for fairly fit walkers. Strong footwear recommended.
Serious hillwalks for fit competent walkers. Boots & appropriate clothing essential.
Think before going
The Walk in the Park project - Health Walks in the Callander area. A series of short, safe local walk led by trained volunteers. Walkers have varying levels of fitness and share a love of outdoor exercise. Walks last 45 minutes to one hour. We would like to encourage more people to join with us. Get more information here
The descriptions below are purely from my own experience and it is the responsibility of the walker to ensure he/she is competent to undertake these walks and to research routes / hazards / weather conditions to his/her own satisfaction.
Callander Geodiversity Trail (PDF download)
Two bridges very short Callander town walk
Riverside short walk from Callander
Callander meadows about 3½ miles flat track / pavement
Lower Crags - easy walking in woodland at Callander, hiking your way round the foot of the Crags
Coilhallan Woods - A fairly gentle stroll in mature forest and cleared plantation - views to Ben Ledi
Auchenlaich and Bracklinn - a fairly gentle but interesting 4 miles
Trossachs walking area
Glenfinglas Dam - a short stroll to a spectacular view
The waterfall Trail - a 20 min ½ mile walk at the David Marshall Centre at Aberfoyle. Map at centre.
Loch Katrine Dam walk. An easy but interesting walk in woodlands by the Achray water .
Bracklinn Falls and Upper Crags about 4 miles with steep rough track on second stage.
Ben Gullipen from A81 3 mile or 6 mile. 1400 feet. Forest track, sometimes steep.
Ben A'an hillwalk - * 2 miles / 1500 ft, rough track / rocky scramble. Steep.
Bealach nam Bo - 4.5 miles. a walk up the 'pass of the cattle' used by highland cattle rustlers
Menteith Hills walk 4-5 miles linear walk from Venachar to Lake of Menteith
Achray Woods walk 4-5 miles of woodland wonder among mountains and Lochs
The Boundary Fault Trail. A forest walk (Steep) visiting the boundary fault and a great viewpoint
Bein an t-Sithean (Shian) - * 2 miles / 1500 ft. Rough track / open hillside, Steep.
Creag an Tuirc (Balquhidder) 1½ miles forest track & some rough track. 500ft
Killin Junctn & GlenOgle 10 miles forest tracks, some gentle climbs
Sron a Chlachain (Killin) only 1 mile or so but steep rough grassland / heather tracks
Acharn Woods (Killin) 5 miles over forest tracks. Some steep.
Acharn & GlenOgle (Killin) 8 miles over forest tracks. Some steep.
Auchlyne & Killin Jnctn 11 miles tarmac and forest track. Fairly level
Loch Lomond area
Conic Hill (Loch Lomond east side) 3 miles but very steep steps in places
These are serious climbs - do not undertake lightly - especially in winter conditions
Callander / Trossachs walks area
Ben Ledi hillwalk - * 5 miles, 2800 ft. forest / hill tracks. rough stony/ peat. Strenuous
Ben Vane (Trossachs) - an easy summer walk - harder in winter. Unusual views of well known mountains
Ben Venue hillwalk - * 5 or 7 mile. forest track / open hill track. wet. strenuous
Ben Vorlich* 10 mile circular walk, 4 - 5 hr. Add 2 hours if also attempting Stuc a Chroin. 6 miles from Ardvorlich
Stuc a Chroin via Ben Each from Ardchullerie Mor. Very strenuous
Ben Lawers - * 5 miles, 3990 ft. conservation tracks, unmarked hill tracks. Strenuous
Lawers-An Stuc ridge A very strenuous ridge - severe in winter - hard in summer
Meall Corranaich - 2 easy Munroes and the best view of the Lawers ridge you'll ever see
Tarmachan Ridge - Excellent ridge walk about 8 miles. Strenuous, scrambling in places.
Kirkton Glen to Glen Dochart - * 7 m one way / 14 m return. Forest track/steep hill track
Stobinian from Inverlochlarig - A circular walk from Balquhidder glen including 3 peaks over 3000 feet - 8 miles
Ben More & Stobinian - 10 miles Circular, 4 peaks. difficult. Total ascent 4500ft. V strenuous
Cruach Ardrain and Tulaichean from Balquhidder Glen. An interesting and scenic walk & some steep scrambling
An Caisteal - 8.5 miles. Circular. An expedition into the Glen Falloch group near Crianlarich.
Stob a Choin (from Balquhidder Glen)
An oft neglected but badly under-rated hill with panoramic views of almost all of the Crianlarich/Glenfalloch hills and Loch Katrine
Ben Dorain - 5.5 miles linear. height 3550. hard in winter. Navigation awkward in poor visibility.
Ben Lui 1 - 7 miles, height 3700ft. 2 Munroes and fabulous views. Scrambling options.
Ben Lui 2 - 12 miles. An excellent scenic route for the more adventurous. Not for the novice.
Ben Oss & Dhubchraig - a walk through Caledonian pines for a great view of Ben Lui
Ben Challum - An often neglected mountain with great views of the whole Tyndrum mountain arena. Only 8 miles, 6 hours or less.
Stob Ghabhar - Spectacular circular route with views over Rannoch moor. 9.5 miles. Testing but very enjoyable!
Ben Achallader and Beinn a Chreachain - A testing 12 mile walk with great views over Rannoch Moor
Loch Lomond / Arrochar Alps
Ben Lomond- * 7 miles, 3250 ft. hill tracks / open hillside. Strenuous
The Cobbler (Ben Arthur) 5.5 miles, 2946 ft. Steep scrambles, rocky, care required. Strenuous
Bein Narnain * 5.5 miles, steep, some scrambling. Care required. Optional extended walks.
Ben Vane (Lomond) 8 miles. A fairly easy ascent to Munro level. Scrambling near summit.
Ben Vorlich (Lomond) 6 miles. Interesting series of small tops leading to Vorlich. Navigation tricky in poor visibility.
Cruachan ridge - excellent walk but arduous - not for the faint hearted (on Oban road)
Dalmally Horseshoe - A circular walk including part of the Cruachan Horseshoe - optional visit to Cruachan
Glencoe and Nevis area
Buachaille Etive Mor - An expedition over one of Scotland's most dramatic mountains
Buachaille Etive Beag - The wee brother of Big Buachaille but with a big view
Bidean nam Bian - an expedition via the Lost Valley of Glencoe to the highest peaks in Argyll
Ben Nevis - Ok - so its the big one - even if it's outside my patch, here it is!
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|Walk||Luss Village Paths|
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|Walk||West Highland Way|
|Walk||Callander Paths (outer pages)|
|Walk||Balloch Castle Park (outer pages)|
|Walk||Balloch Castle Park (inner pages)|
|Walk||A Walking Guide to Inchcailloch|
|Walk||West Highland Way Booklet|
Killin boasts a large number of lower level walks with a variety which offers good walking for all levels of fitness. For that reason, this last section focuses on a selection of walks from Killin. For descriptions , (excluding the Ben Lawers walk), click Here. Please note that maps are for indication only and you should as always have appropriate OS map & compass on all walks where appropriate.
More walks and Trossachs walking will be added as I find time to explore further walking holidays in Scotland.
The Trossachs and things to see and do
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The Trossachs - the place to be! Callander - the place to be in The Trossachs.
Callander in the Trossachs - the place to be in the Loch Lomond National Park