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Callander Crags

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Panoramic views of both the Highlands and the Lowlands

In the woods above the small town of Callander, the Callander Crags offer spectacular views north to the mountains and lochs of the Highlands and south to the gently rolling countryside of the Lowlands.

The Crags are a distinctive part of the Highland Boundary Fault, a remarkable rocky ledge stretching right across Scotland that formed when two ancient continents collided 390 million years ago.

Walking trails (1)


Crags Trail

The stiff climb to the top of Callander Crags is rewarded with panoramic views over Callander and the Trossachs.

Sustained long steep slopes for up to 800m. Rough rock and earth paths with muddy sections and tree roots. Includes long flight of uneven rock steps.

Strenuous trail grade icon
2 ¼ miles / 3.7 km

1½ hours

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This trail winds through the trees behind the town before climbing steeply through conifer woodland to the crags. The route follows the edge of the crags – take care here – with the option to divert to the cairn built to commemorate Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee in 1897.

There is a magnificent panoramic view from the crags, encompassing Callander town, Loch Venachar, Ben Ledi and across The Trossachs to Ben Lomond, as well as to Stirling Castle, the Wallace Monument and the Ochil Hills beyond. The descent leads through mixed woodland, where the many large beech, oak and birch trees put on a colourful show in autumn.


The Rob Roy Way

The 94 mile Rob Roy Way passes through Callander. The route follows the tracks and paths used by Rob Roy MacGregor, Scotland's most notorious outlaw.

More walking routes in Callander

There are plenty of other walking routes starting from the town of Callander. Find out more at Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park.

Facilities and access

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The nearest public toilets, shops and cafés are in Callander.

Car parking information

There is no charge to park in this car park. Please park with care and consideration. In particular please park in designated parking areas only and do not block entrances or gates.

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Getting here

At the east end of Main Street in Callander, a road sign points uphill towards 'The Crags' and 'Bracklinn Falls'. Follow this road for 500m - Callander Crags car park is signposted on the left.

Using SatNav?

FK17 8EQ is the nearest postcode.

Public transport

Buses between Stirling and Killin stop in Callander village. Plan your journey at Traveline Scotland.

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Nearby forests

A small loch in winter sitting at the foot of a mountain with a bare forest and clouds in the reflection of the water

Climb the Trossach's highest summit

Facilities and activities
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Distance from 'Callander Crags': 1.90 miles
Modern log cabins with green hillside behind

Lochside cabins beneath the peaks of Ben Ledi

Facilities and activities
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Picnic area
Picnic area
Distance from 'Callander Crags': 2.61 miles
Looking up the forested slopes to Ben A'an

Climb the Trossachs' famous 'mountain in miniature'

Facilities and activities
Parking (charge)
Parking (charge)
Distance from 'Callander Crags': 4.85 miles

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