Falls of Leny visitor destination
The Falls of Leny is a historically important visitor destination, being popular during the Victorian era when the city of Glasgow had become heavily industrialised and its wealthier residents were keen to escape to the Trossachs. Overtime the Victorian walkway and the path network at the Falls of Leny have fallen into a state of disrepair. This project seeks to reinstate and regenerate the Falls of Leny as a visitor destination in its own right.
Aims & Objectives
This project will:
- See a new footbridge built over the Falls, offering a stunning view point to enjoy the surrounding sights.
- Restore the Victorian walkway to be enjoyed once again.
- Improve accessibility to the site, including development of the Bochastle car park and promotion of its connection to the National Cycleway 7 (NCN7).
This project is being delivered in two phases, with planning for the first phase well underway. A planning application will be submitted in 2019 with the view to begin construction in 2020.
Funders and contributors to this project include the National Lottery Heritage Fund, Rural Tourism Infrastructure Fund and Callander Community Development Trust. The project is also being part financed by Forth Valley & Lomond LEADER through the Scottish Government and the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development. Europe investing in rural areas.