NEW WALKING ROUTES AROUND CALLANDER

Below is a map showing the Callander area. The green diamonds indicate the Rob Roy Way both into callander from Aberfoyle and the route out on its way to Strathyre. Also shown is the bypass option crossing the Gartchonzie Bridge and heading towards Bridgend Cottage.

From September 2011 the Official Route has been modified to eliminate sections of road walking on the entry to Callander and on the bypass route.

The red dots signify the new route elements.


The new route into Callander
At the "T" junction at Gartchonzie on the Loch Venachar shore road remain on the road ahead for a further 200 metres before turning right into Coilhallan Wood. Pass the car park and follow the track signed for Ben Gullipen & Loch Rusky. The track first climbs and then starts to descend. At approximately 1.8 Km from the car park the track reaches some boulders and turns sharply to the right to then quickly reach a "T" junction. At this point turn left and follow the path down to the A81 road. A dog leg to the right has the walker across the road and heading along a footpath that runs towards playingfields and then crosses the River Teith by a footbridge. Continue the short distance towards the Main road then turn left to follow the route past the Rob Roy Centre and back onto the original route line.

View over Callander from Coilhallan Wood
Crossing the Teith

The new Bypass route from Gartchonzie Bridge to Bochastle car park
At the "T" junction at Gartchonzie on the Loch Venachar shore road turn left, cross over the bridge and walk to the "T" junction at the A821. The new route now takes the walker off the roadside by crossing the main road and passing through a timber gate heading towards interpretation boards related to Dunmore Fort and Samson's Stone. From the boards follow the footpath for about 1 Km as it curves up and right and then runs parallel to the road. Exit the path through a further gate and proceed forward to the entrance of the Bochastle car park. Just inside the car park there is a short path leading down to the A821 and then turning left walk briefly by the roadside to join the Rob Roy Way / Cycle Route 7 where it crosses the A821. At this point turn to the left and continue to Strathyre on the originally defined Rob Roy Way.

Samson's Stone from trail path

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