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

  • Works by Stirling Council to upgrade a section of path from Ancaster Road to the Crags Car Park began in February 2019.
  • Works started in November 2019 on the new link path. The path will connect the Crags Car Park to the existing Bracklinn Falls path, meandering through beech-dominated woodland and removing the need to walk up or down Bracklinn Road.  It is anticipated that this path will be completed in early 2020. The path work is funded by National Lottery Heritage Fund Scotland and the Improving Public Access fund, from the Scottish Government and European Union.

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:

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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