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Lochan Allt a' Chip Dhuibh

Heading north on the A821 briefly, the Way turns right into the forest, crosses the 'burn of the fawn' and heads east along forest roads. The Way climbs north-east through the Menteith Hills to reach a lovely lochan (pictured above) at 220 m, then descends to Loch Venachar and reaches Gartchonzie Bridge. If bypassing Callander you can cross this bridge for a shortcut that saves 2.6 miles/4.2 km.

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Official guidebook published by Rucksack Readers

The 2022 guidebook

The official guidebook is produced by Rucksack Readers for walkers and cyclists. It offers detailed directions, mapping on 18 pages and 111 colour photos. This 4th edition (2022) makes the ideal companion for this route.



9.9 miles (15.9 km)


Mainly easy going on paths and tracks through the forest; gradients mostly gentle

Maximum altitude: 220 m/720 ft at the lochan

Food & drink

None between Aberfoyle and Callander

Points of interest

Secluded lochan in the Menteith hills, views of Ben Ledi across Loch Venachar

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