The Glacier Trail

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4.8 km
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18 m
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This unique walk offers a look into the area's geology, featuring two glacial deposits and a lovely stretch of trail along the scenic banks of the River Teith.

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Route Description for The Glacier Trail

Find yourself in the presence of fascinating geological history as you explore two glacial deposits created over 12,000 years on The Glacier Trail. This walk is suitable for all skill levels, and features mostly surfaced roads and cycle paths with some minor bumps and muddy sections.

Follow the Roman Camp Walk signage, taking the lean path up over a bank where you’ll discover lovely views of the walled gardens belonging to the Roman Camp Hotel. The bank itself is known as the Roman Camp Esker and consists of a meandering ridge, deposited long ago by a subglacial stream, following the departure of the last glacier. Continue the path along the ridge, joining the River Teith, then turn left to walk through an industrial area towards Geisher Road. Continue the route as it crosses Stirling Road, then follow the lane that leads past the Mellis Burn to a cycle path. Turn right and walk along the cycle path for 450 m. Reach Drumdhu Wood, and take the path that leads up a slope to a ridge on the right. The ridge itself is part of the moraine and marks the area where the glacier snout would have extended prior to its retreat. Enjoy some time taking in the remarkable surroundings, then return to the Mellis Burn and continue the path back to Ancaster Square, where the walk began.

Getting to the The Glacier Trail Trailhead

To get to the Glacier Trail from the North Ancaster Square in Callander, make a left onto Main Street following signs for the A84 to Stirling. 600 m on, turn right following signs for the Roman Camp Walk.

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    Year-Round Access

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  • Pets allowed

    Yes - On Leash

  • Family friendly


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