List of medium ability walks
Loch Lomond area
New Bracklinn Falls bridge was opened 16th November 2010
Short walk to Bracklinn Falls
Longer walk to Bracklinn Falls
This walk is a mixture of woodland and crag-top walking, and includes a visit to some
waterfalls. This route is not suitable for walkers with small children or dogs .
At the East end of Callander, walk/drive up Bracklinn Rd for about 1/4 mile, pass a car park on your left, then up a steep hill to the Bracklinn Falls carpark on the right. At the car park, turn along the path to the Falls. At first the view to the right is hidden by trees, but it soon opens up and the main road can be seen crossing the level plain towards Doune.The line of the old Dunblane to Oban rail line can also be seen.
Follow the signs and descend to the Falls, crossing them by the footbridge - keep the kids on a lead at this point!.
Bear left after crossing the river and find a path which follows the river upstream then rises steeply to the woods and onto a track which curves around the hill. Ben Ledi and Ben Lomond beyond the Trossachs are seen to the west.
Don't take any right turns - you'll get lost! After a half mile or so the forest track now drops down left to cross Keltie Water. Here is another waterfall and deep pool (Scouts pool) below the bridge . Climb the path up the other side of the bridge and walk up the track to the public road then turn left for nearly a mile.
As you walk down this quiet lane, watch for a path on the right marked Callander Crags (just past telephone pole number 34). This climbs steeply up through awkward paths in scrubby woodland then open ground to the ridge.
At the top is the cairn built to
commemorate Queen Victorias Jubilee and restored in 2000. This affords a magnificent
view to Ben Ledi, Ben Lomond beyond the Trossachs and to the peaks of Ben Vorlich
and Stuc a Chroin on the north side. To the south-east are Stirling Castle and the
Wallace Monument with the Ochil Hills beyond.
The path descends after the cairn, and immediately after a scramble to a small bridge.
(Option 2, adding about 2 miles) Back at the bridge on the ridge, this walk may be extended by continuing along the ridge and through the trees (very dangerous drops to the left through the trees) and then decending steeply on a built up gravel path to the west end of Callander. This unfortunately means walking back through the town or preferably the lower crags walk to get your car
Looking west from the Crags .......................................................Bracklinn Falls
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