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Callendar Wood

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COVID-19 update

Some FLS visitor centres are offering a reduced service, with walking and mountain bike trails remaining open, as are most toilets and car parks. Please check below for local updates on any closures.

We want to ensure your visit is an enjoyable and safe one.

Make sure you follow the Scottish Government’s FACTS advice – helping to protect yourself, your family and your local community, and follow the Scottish Outdoor Access Code helping to keep Scotland beautiful.

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 on there are no entry charges.

Guide map to Callendar Park woodlands (PDF 2.2MB)

Walking trails


Yew Trail

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.

Easy (all abilities) trail grade icon
2 miles / 3.4 km

1 hour

More information

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.


High Road

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.

Easy trail grade icon
3 miles / 4.7 km

1½ hours

More information

These roads were laid in the nineteenth century with trees like lime, sweet chestnut and copper beech along their route.

Facilities & access

Cafe or refreshments
Cafe or refreshments

There is a café and public toilets, including accessible facilities, at Callendar House.

Getting here

The main car park for Callendar Park is 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.

Using SatNav?

FK1 1YR is the postcode for Callendar House.

Public transport

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.

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