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Callander Crags

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Callander Crags Forest Notices

COVID-19 has changed lots of things we do. And as we re-open the majority of our facilities and welcome more of you back in Phase 3, we need your help to do it safely. Please check what’s open before you travel; enjoy your visit safely by following NHS and Scottish Government guidance; take your litter home with you; and follow the Scottish Outdoor Access Code.

At this location:

  • The car park is open and normal charges (if any) now apply.

Please bear with us and check back regularly for updates. You can also find more information by visiting our COVID-19 page and our FAQs.

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


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.

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. Find out more about him at the Rob Roy Centre in Callander.

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 & access


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

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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