Callander Meadows

This is a very pleasant level riverside route with lots of wildlife and wild flowers by the banks of the River Teith.

Technical sheet
No. 2352882
A Stirling walk posted on 02/08/19 by LomondTrossachs. Update : 05/09/19
Calculated time Calculated time: 0h30[?]
Distance Distance : 1.13mi
Vertical gain Vertical gain : 16ft
Vertical drop Vertical drop : 16ft
Highest point Highest point : 246ft
Lowest point Lowest point : 230ft
Easy Difficulty : Easy
Back to starting point Back to starting point : Yes
Walking Walking
Area Area : Loch Lomond and The Trossachs
Location Location : Stirling
Starting point Starting point : N 56.243839° / W 4.214708°
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The route starts from north Ancaster square, Callander.

(D/A) Turn right into Main Street and then left at traffic lights into Bridge Street. Just before the bridge, follow the path to the right into The Meadows car park and continue beside the River Teith. The resident ducks will probably keep a keen eye on you, looking out for food.

(1) Join the surfaced path and walk south along the river bank with views of Ben Ledi to the west. The water is slow moving here and the large pool is known to act as a resting point for salmon.

(2) Continue on the path through open woodland and round the edge of the meadow where the bank of the Teith becomes Eas Gobhain, which flows from Loch Venachar, and the Garbh Uisge, meaning ‘rough water’, which flows through the Pass of Leny from Loch Lubnaig.

Waypoints :
D/A : mi 0 - alt. mi 0 - North Ancaster square
1 : mi 0.26 - alt. mi 0.26
2 : mi 0.32 - alt. mi 0.32
D/A : mi 1.13 - alt. mi 1.13 - North Ancaster square

Useful Information

Surfaced roads and paths.

By public transport : The best way to get to Callander is to hop on a bus from Stirling. For bus times click here.

By bike : The National Cycle Network Route 7 (NCN 7) runs through the heart of the National Park, and takes in classic Trossachs scenery en route. This route passes right through Callander. Find out more here.

By car : From Glasgow it takes only approximately 1 hour to get here (41 miles) via Stirling, by taking the M80 and then A84. From Edinburgh it takes approximately 1 hour 20 minutes to get here (51 miles) via Stirling, by taking the M9 and then A84.

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During the walk or to do/see around

Little Leny is the burial ground of the Buchanans of Leny. A 13th century chapel here was administered by the canons of Inchmahome Priory. The stone of Dugald Buchanan, the Gaelic writer and translator can be found here.

The meadow acts as a flood plain during spate conditions and was cultivated for hay in times gone by. The variety of grasses and plants that grow here are the result of this farming and the meadow is still cut in the old way to prevent trees and shrubs taking over.

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