Callander Crags hike in Loch Lomond and The Trossachs area in Scotland
Callander Crags hike in Loch Lomond and The Trossachs area in Scotland

Callander Crags hike

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Callander Crags hike

Distance: 4.0km
Elevation: 282m
Time: 1-2.5h

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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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Getting there

From Stirling go to Callander via the A84. From Callander, turn right onto Bracklin Rd, signed for Callander Crags and Bracklinn Falls. After 0.5m turn left into the car park—parking here is free.

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When to do

Year round

Backcountry Campsites

No

Toilets

No

Family friendly

Yes

Route Signage

Good

Crowd Levels

Moderate

Route Type

Loop


Callander Crags
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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

  • 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.

Comments

Fran Cine 7 months ago

Well worth a visit to the falls in winter. Stunning place to visit

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Fred Kingston 8 months ago

The loop was awesome. It was a good adventure for the whole family. My children were not very fond of the cattle, because they were scared. But overall it was an awesome trip.

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Roman Adrimi 8 months ago

Outstanding views! We're so impressed

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ShirleySyk 9 months ago

We were blessed enough to have a warm and clear day so we had amazing visibility

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Chris Glader 9 months ago

Relaxing and peaceful area. Great hike with lots of nice scenic stops.

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Emily Jakub 2 years ago

The hike was not that long but super amusing. This place is a very popular picnic destination for families. Might as well do the same next time!

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Jordan Burke 2 years ago

Nice and easy hike in the park. This one is not very crowded and easy to navigate. The trail was pretty straightforward too, so it's almost impossible to get lost.

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Wyatt Thomas 2 years ago

Callander Crags was a great walk, love to see the Highland coos.

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Jane 2 years ago

we have done the Callander crags and the Bracklinn falls. The first part was nicer. But it made a longer walk altogether.

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sunflower0 2 years ago

We had a great family walk! Got very lucky with the weather. We loved the fact that the walk was circular and the views were amazing.

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