Thursday, 28 September 2023
Landscaped woodland and parkland near Falkirk
Explore historic paths and estate carriageways to find panoramic viewpoints, majestic old oaks, yew groves and tree-lined avenues. If built heritage is more your thing, keep an eye out for a mausoleum built as a tribute to the Forbes family, Victorian kennels, mining remains and a hill fort.
Callendar Woods are part of Callendar House and its surrounding parkland. It’s a great place for the whole family. The park has an amazing Roman themed play area opened in 2019, and an adventurous Natural Play trail up into the woods.
In the summer you can play on pedalos, crazy golf, a Par 3 golf course and bouncy castles. Callendar House contains a tea room, art gallery, museum exhibitions and the local history archives. Everyone is welcome and entry is free of charge.
A charming tour of Callendar Park and the native oak woodland above. The route passes tranquil Callendar Loch and the Forbes family Mausoleum.
Wide, firm and largely smooth gravel and tarmac surface. Long moderate slopes with regular resting places. Some slightly uneven sections.
Allow 1 hour
This scenic circuit of Callendar Wood and Park is suitable for everyone. Look out for dense lumps of Yew and other specimen conifers, as well as the Forbes family Mausoleum enclosed within a vast circular wall above Callendar Loch.
A longer trail following many of the traditional carriageways through Callendar Wood that are lined with specimen trees. The route passes the Victorian kennels, Henry’s Hill and the Barrel Well.
Wide, firm gravel and tarmac surface, with some slightly uneven sections. Long moderate slopes for up to 600m.
Allow 1½ hours
These roads were laid in the nineteenth century with trees like lime, sweet chestnut and copper beech along their route.
We don't have a car park at this location, however, the main car park for Callendar Park can be found at Callendar House. Follow the signs for 'Callendar House' along Seaton Place, off Estate Avenue.
There is also parking at Callendar Business Park, off Callendar Boulevard. The wood can also be accessed on foot from Kemper Avenue and New Hallglen Road, where there is plenty of on-street parking.
Please park with consideration and do not block pedestrian and vehicle access points. Do consider public and active transport if available and possible.
FK1 1YR is the postcode for Callendar House.
Falkirk High train station is a 5 minute walk from the west end of Callendar Wood. Local buses serve all sides of Callendar Park. Plan your journey at Traveline Scotland.
An oasis of calm in the grounds of Forth Valley Royal Hospital
Watch for red squirrels scurrying through the pine