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Bracklinn Falls Circuit

Grading: moderate.

A great mid-level walk just north of Callander through varied woodland to the Bracklinn bridge with views over the Bracklin Falls and gorge below. The path crosses back over the Keltie Water at a wide pool known as Scout Pool and returns to the car park by a minor road.

At a glance

  • Grading: moderate
  • Distance: 3 1/2 miles (5.3 km)
  • Path type: well-compacted path with some loose materials
  • Allow 2 – 2  1/2 hours

Route description

From Bracklinn Falls car park on Bracklinn Road, just north of Callander town centre, follow the way marked route to the gradually sloping downhill section. The roar of the Falls can clearly be heard through the woods. As the path nears the Keltie Water take the hairpin bend and descend slowly to Bracklinn Bridge over the falls.

This 20m bridge with its distinctive A-shaped roof, installed in 2010, boasts the best in Scottish timber and engineering and provides a breathtaking elevated viewpoint up and down the rugged 100m gorge. The wonder of this gorge is that the stones are continually on the move.

Across the bridge turn left to continue the circuit. Climb the steeper section of path to the forest road and follow it through the forest. When it opens out, high above the river, there are good views of Ben Ledi, Stuc a’ Chroin and Ben Vorlich, mountains to the north of the Highland Boundary Fault.

The Scout Pool is about 200m below a second bridge over the Keltie Water and can be reached by a very rough path along the edge of the gorge.
Cross the bridge up to the minor road. Turn left and enjoy Callander’s countryside for the return back to the Bracklinn car park.

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