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Falls of Leny

From Callander, the Way follows Cycle Route 7 on a sound surface with plenty of tarmac and only a few muddy bits. At first the cycleway goes beside the river (Garbh Uisge, meaning 'rough water') and soon a small detour takes you to the Falls of Leny, pictured above.

After a mile or so, the river opens into Loch Lubnaig ('the loch with a bend') whose still waters often provide superb reflections and a tranquil experience. After a descent to the shore, there's a short climb to a track above Lochan Buidhe with a Site of Special Scientific Interest.

Cyclists who don't need to visit Strathyre may stay on the minor road all the way to Balquhidder to visit Rob Roy's grave. Alternatively, like walkers they may turn right to descend towards Strathyre, reaching the village across a suspension bridge.

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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.

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Distance

9.2 miles (14.8 km)

Terrain

Easy going on disused railway trackbed and cycleway with sound surfaces; gradients mostly gentle

Maximum altitude: 150 m/490 ft

Food & drink

Apart from Kilmahog, none between Callander and Strathyre

Points of interest

Falls of Leny, Loch Lubnaig

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