Callander - Balquhidder Trail

Callander - Balquhidder Trail

Callander - Balquhidder Trail
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Minna V
Helsinki, Finland106 contributions
Sept 2022
Wonderful route from Callander to Lochearnhead. We hired electric bikes from Callander main road next to The Handy Cornershop, Outdoors of Callander. Charming service, very good bikes. We got excellent instructions and a map, and spent 4 hours in the forests and lakeshores, super beautiful routes in area. Cup of coffee in Lochearnhead harbor and then back. Very warm recommendation. But take electric bikes - there are heavy uphills.
Written 11 September 2022
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Topsyturvey2014
Glenrothes, UK97 contributions
Jul 2018 • Family
My husband daughter and granddaughter rode our bikes on cycle route 7 . It was a very hot day but most enjoyable - riding uphill on old railway line so on way back mostly downhill
Written 1 August 2018
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Margot L
Utrecht, The Netherlands13 contributions
Oct 2015 • Couples
Nice walk saw Some red squirrels but not to special Some steeps no stiles 3,6 Miles also very well with older children
Written 21 October 2015
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BrianK911
Cumbria, UK52 contributions
Sept 2015
Rob Roy's grave is set in the most beautiful place, well worth the trip. The views around and about are amazing.
Written 8 October 2015
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Ann F
Colchester, UK70 contributions
Sept 2015 • Couples
We cycled from Killin to Callander, and back again........what a great day. Don't let the challenging hills in the woods put you off, remember you will fly down them on the way back home. You cycle on old railway lines, along rivers and by lochs. The views are spectacular, and the cycling fun. We are fit, (and 53) but not expert cyclists, but had a great day. We only had water, Mars bars and puncture repair kits, when we got to Callander we fuelled up at a great pub called the riverside inn. A definite cycle ride for those looking for a great day out
Written 16 September 2015
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JensonLim
Callander, UK286 contributions
Oct 2014 • Family
Once you get off the main A84 (?) road, you will have to contend with a single track road into this 'hamlet'. The church is quite a sight (both inside and out), and one can pay homage to "Rob Roy", who is buried in the churchyard.

The 'recommended' short walk starts from the back of the church and one of a potential ending points is the top of a hill with wonderful views. I brought 4 of my children (5 - 9yrs) with me and they were absolutely fine - not exhausted.
Written 29 November 2014
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Keith D
St Helens, UK231 contributions
Aug 2014 • Couples
This review concerns the Cycle route between Callander and Glen Ogle head in the Trossachs national park.
This is a 23 mile section of the cycle route 7 which travels for 214 miles between Glasgow and Inverness.
The route starts in the main carpark in Callander by the park and follows the old railway routes towards Lochearnhead and Killin.
Passing through the outskirts of Callander the route climbs at a sedate rate, out towards the Forest Holiday park outside Strathyre through some pretty scenery and the remains of an old roman fort.
At the forest lodge park there is bike hire and a nice café to relax in before heading out into Strathyre, there are 2 quite steep sections on the approach to the town however it isn't long before you drop down though Strathyre park, past the Broch café and out onto a new track towards Balquidder and the grave of Rob Roy. This detour was well worth making for us and it provides the last refreshment stop before Glen ogle head.
From Balquidder it is a steady climb through woodland and a viaduct to Lochearnhead before a steep uphill gaining several hundred feet to link with the old Killin line out to Glen Ogle.
There are some spectacular views above Loch Earn at this point before the steady 1 in 50 climb by the old military road and Glen Ogle viaduct to the valley head.
The rewards are some great views and a sense of achievement and, the beauty of this route is that access can be gained along the whole length which means it can be broken down into manageable sections depending on your levels of fitness. The vast majority is off road.
Once at Glen ogle head you can drop down into Killin or just enjoy the fast run back down hill back towards Callander.
Bike hire is available at Callander, Forest lodges and Killin, there are electric bikes at Forest Lodge too.
Written 7 August 2014
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Peter W
Chirnside, UK162 contributions
May 2014 • Couples
A nice easy almost flat walk, appears to be well maintained and looked after. lots of walkers so obviously very popular. Would be happy to spend any an afternoon just strolling along
Written 28 May 2014
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LynneMorris2301
Gorebridge, UK86 contributions
Apr 2014 • Couples
What a fantastic cycle trail, nearly all off road on the old railway and only from Strathyre to balqyhidder do you go on the road but even then its a very quiet road, we only came across one car on the journey. Definitely will go back and cycle it again, highly recommend it.
Written 1 May 2014
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sarag4914
14 contributions
Aug 2013 • Family
easy flat walk, great view. we took a packed lunch and walked the day away. great and the dogs loved it aswell
Written 1 August 2013
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