Project Description

Callander Crags path improvements

Overview

Callander Crags is a dramatic landmark and an important part of Callander’s identity, mixed broad-leaf and conifer woodland set beneath the majestic crags. The woodland lies directly adjacent to the town of Callander and is close to the town’s main parking areas; however it remains under-used.

Aims & Objectives

This project will:

  • Install a continuous off-road route from the town centre through the Crags that will join the path to Bracklinn Falls
  • Provide local people and visitors with new opportunities to explore the area on foot.
  • Provide improved signage and information within the Crags
  • Encourage visitors to Callander to stay longer and visit other landmarks such as Bracklinn Falls and beyond

Project updates

  • A volunteer-led initiative by Forestry Commission Scotland began over winter 2018 to help improve the woods at Callander Crags by building and installing habitat boxes for birds and bats, removing invasive species and restoring sight lines. Opportunities are available to get involved in this as part of our practical conservation volunteering days.
  • Works by Stirling Council to install a new section of path in the lower woods began in February 2019.

Project Details

Access improvement works for this project are being led by Stirling Council, with funding from the European Commission’s Improving Public Access fund and National Lottery Heritage Fund.

Forestry and Land Scotland and Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park are also supporting volunteer-lead woodland restoration work.

Funders and partners for this project

Thanks to everyone who contributed and supported the project including:

Get Involved

Volunteer opportunities are available as part of this project. Full training will be provided and individuals, families, or groups are all welcome to get involved. If you’re interested in finding out more about this, please email Julie on julie.wilson@lochlomond-trossachs.org or 01389 727 723

Email Julie to find out more