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The Callander Crags walk is a great walk for those staying in or around Callander. This short loop climbs quickly to provide far-reaching views over Callander and the Trossachs beyond. There is an option to extend your hike and visit Bracklinn Falls as well as the Jubilee Cairn.
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Route Description for Callander Crags
From the Callander Crags car park, pass the barrier and information board, following the red route-marker-posts. Initially following a wide forest track, the red route soon breaks off to the right; it breaks off onto a narrower footpath that begins a steep ascent. Follow this path as it switchbacks up towards the crags.
As you near the top, the path emerges from the woodland to a recently cleared area. Climb the stone steps to reach the top of the Crags.
Once on top you will find a ‘T’ junction; turn right for a short detour to the Jubilee Cairn. The cairn was erected in 1897 to commemorate Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee. From here the views are exceptional, it is possible to see the Wallace Monument near Stirling, the flatter plains in the south, and the rolling hills to the north.
From here retrace your steps to the point where you joined the crags, continue ahead to follow the fence line gently down along the top of the Crags. Look out for the Highland cattle grazing on the moorland to your right. Follow the path as it descends into the woodland, with views down to the pretty town of Callander.
As houses come into sight the path veers sharply left, and it swings back up into the woodland. There is a path branching off to the right that heads into Callander, ignore this. Following the red markers, this path leads you back to the car park and the start of the hike.
Check out more amazing walks in Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park, like the Ben A'an, Ben Venue, Ben Lomond, or Loch Venachar.
Insider Hints for Callander Crags
- If you’re looking for something else to do, you can head to Bracklinn Falls. It’s just a short walk/drive further up Bracklin Road. You’ll follow the trail to the falls.
- Consider stopping in at the Co-op Food in Callander and picking up a picnic to enjoy at the Jubilee Cairn on the walk.
- Callander is lovely place for a wander and café stop, particularly Mhor café!
- This walk can also be completed from Callander, just join route at bottom of Crags and follow signs.
Getting to the Callander Crags Trailhead
From Stirling go to Callander via the A84. From Callander, turn right onto Bracklin Rd, signed for Callander Crags and Bracklinn Falls. After 1 m turn left into the car park—parking here is free.
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