Aberfoyle to Callander

This walk from Aberfoyle to Callander is about 9.5 miles (15km) and should take between 4 and 5 hours to complete. This route will take you through the woodlands and farmland and past some of the the lochs of the Trossachs. Like yesterday’s walk, it’s not too strenuous, but if it has been raining it will muddy in parts, which will slow you down.

This route takes you through country tracks and woodland, which will be muddy if it has been raining. Start the walk by the Tourist Information Centre in Aberfoyle and carry on alongside the golf course and take the forest track towards the Menteith Hills and through the forest. Once out of the forest there is a field which is home to some curious sheep.
Once you leave the field, you should go past a small Loch called Lochan Allt a’Chip Dhuibh and you will be able to see Loch Venachar as you head towards its south shore.

From Loch Venachar there is an easy path up to the Coilhallan Woods and as you climb upwards again, you will see Callander a short way in the distance. Finally cross the River Teith and you will come to Callander’s main square.
Callander is a small town on the River Teith, near Stirling. It is called the gateway to the highlands because it is just south of where the lowlands and the highlands meet. The golf course in Callander is said to have the best views in Scotland.