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“A hidden, dramatic site”

Bracklinn Falls Bridge and Callander Crags
Ranked #1 of 19 things to do in Callander
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Scarborough, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
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“A hidden, dramatic site”
Reviewed 28 October 2013

It is well worth taking time out when visiting Callander to make the effort to go to the Bracklinn Falls. Although there is a car park at the top of the road, it is best to make this an outing on foot. Walking east along Main Street, turn left onto Bracklinn Road and follow the signs. If you wish, divert left and walk up by the side of the large villas until you spot Arden House-the original building featured in 1960's series Doctor Finlay's Casebook. It will be recognisable to older people who followed the stories. Reprise the route and follow the steep single track road uphill. The way is marked from the car park and will take about 15 min. Bracklinn Falls has a new bridge over the gorge-the original was washed away in 2004. The height of the water was incredible. The gorge and falls are spectacular when the waters are in spate. You can follow forest trails on the other side of the Keltie Burn, but be aware that there are some sheer drops and care must be taken.
Retrace your steps to the car park then follow the road uphill, continue until you see an old sign on the left indicating the Crags. The climb begins here and is a lovely way to take in views over the town and the surrounding hills. Stirling Castle and the Wallace Monument are clearly visible, as is the River Forth. Ben Ledi and Ben Venue beckon to the west and other hills can be seen in the distance. You are high up and the trail is clear but strong footwear is advisable. Keep away from the actual crags, there is a sheer drop. The route descends through forest where you may well spot red squirrels. The path brings you out eventually at the west end of Callander. Time taken? Probably a couple of hours and well -worth it. It does require reasonable fitness though. Some may prefer to simply drive to the car park and walk to the Falls.

Visited October 2013
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Perth, Scotland, United Kingdom
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“Bracklinn Falls”
Reviewed 25 October 2013

Have done this walk lots of times, last time I did walk was with my daughter and 3 grandchildren 9 7 & 6 years. We crossed the bridge and walked a little way down to waters edge as kids like to play there throwing stones etc! There is a path quite narrow & kind of hidden but we had seen people coming along it so decided to explore, it is quite narrow and bit overgrown it climbs up and comes out onto a forestry track (wide stoney road) which takes you through the woods then it comes out into the open, take the left hand path going down towards a bridge over the water this brings you onto a hard tarmac road it is a bit up & down with bends but it leads you back to car park for Bracklinn Falls. The views are stunning and it took us about 2hrs 30mins & that was having a couple of stops for photos. Fantastic walk will do it again!

Visited July 2013
Thank Sandra B
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Bolton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 21 October 2013

Comfortable walk not too taxing and well worth it for the view. There is also a cark park half way up if you are not into walking so far.

Visited October 2013
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Dudley, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 16 October 2013

Well worth the walk to see these wonderful falls the views on the way to the falls is excellent,not a difficult walk

Visited October 2013
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Bridge of Weir, Scotland, United Kingdom
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“A step too far!”
Reviewed 8 October 2013

The Bracklinn Falls Bridge is a beautiful easy graded walk on a well surfaced path.
The bridge itself is well worth the stroll as are the falls, particularly when in spate. This is a good walk of about a mile each way in summer or winter. Heavy rain does not affect the path too much.

The Callander Crags is an other matter all together. My wife and I are both well into our seventies and we tackled this route in torrential rain. We expected normal forestry standard paths but had to tackle mud and tree- root strewn paths. Not for the fainthearted and best kept for dry weather.
We did survive!

Visited May 2013
Thank Arower
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