Scotland's Great Trails




CALLANDER or Kilmahog to STRATHYRE

Dependent on which alternative route was chosen on Day 2 you will either start from the centre of Callander after an evening stopover or pick up the route at Kilmahog if you are linking Aberfoyle to Strathyre in a single days walk.
From the centre of Callander walk west on the A84 quickly picking up the Cycle Track marked for Strathyre on the left. Follow this route passing the site of the ancient Roman Fort and following the line of the old railway along the south bank of the River Teith. This leads to Kilmahog and the crossing of the A821.


River Teith looking to Ben Ledi

River Teith looking to Ben Ledi


At the point where the waymarked route crosses the A821 the main and alternative routes converge.
Remain on the cycle and walking track on the NW side of the bridge close to the Lade Inn.


Falls of Leny

Falls of Leny


The walk continues along a well surfaced track on the west side of the Falls of Leny.This is through wooded areas with Ben Ledi dominating the skyline ahead. The pathway twists round the Falls of Leny then starts to open out as the track approaches the south end of Loch Lubnaig. The path then passes Forest Enterprise chalets before reaching the mid-point of the loch.


At this point the path has reached a higher level affording views towards Strathyre, across to Glen Ample and south to the Pass of Leny. The path descends to the Loch side once again, them as Strathyre is within sight the Way climbs again into a forest walk before reaching on a single track road heading NE towards Strathyre.


Loch Lubnaig

Pathway on west of Loch Lubnaig


Loch Lubnaig

Loch Lubnaig looking south


At the first cluster of houses you meet (Timber clad forestry cottages) turn right between two blocks then within 20 metres turn left along a narrow path crossing a pedestrian bridge. Follow along the back of further houses and to the side of the River Balvag. This exits at a road, turn right and within yards it leads to the cross roads at the Munro Inn.


Strathyre is a small community mainly located on either side of the A84 road from Callander to Lochearnhead.
In much earlier times there were several thriving hotels, and visitors would spend an extended holiday in the village. Today there are still limited hotel spaces but also a significant number of B&B's, so the walker will have no difficulty in finding accommodation.
There is also a general store and an Inn that offers both food and drink.


Woodland walk into Strathyre

Woodland walk into Strathyre


On arriving at Strathyre there may be interest in two news items that relate to the community and its onward link to Kingshouse.
For information on a forthcoming Music Festival click here.
For information on a new off road cycle path click here.


To access the next section of the Way click here.


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