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Aberfoyle to Callander

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Follow more forested paths, streams and lochs, passing Menteith hills on this relatively flat section moving through the heart of the Trossachs to Callander. 
Distance 16 km
4:25 h
287 m
233 m
An unforgettable day’s walk through beautiful scenery as you head towards Callander, which sits on the edge of the Trossachs and is known as the gateway to the highlands. On the descent towards Loch Venachar the mountain views are breathtaking. Callander is home to a thriving Rob Roy industry as this was the heart of his territory; don’t miss the Rob Roy story at the visitor centre.

Author’s recommendation

Please note that from August 2021  - The Rob Roy Way route that heads out of Aberfoyle town centre has changed. The original route went along the main street of the village and then north through the middle of the Dounans residential outdoor centre. Local authorities have been working with Dounans Centre staff and Forest and Land Scotland and have decided to realign the route away from the residential centre. This adds around 0.5km to your walking day - Please ensure you follow it on the app (it has been updated accordingly).
Highest point
239 m
Lowest point
20 m

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This tour appears in the following itineraries:




Aberfoyle (20 m)
OS Grid
NN 52041 00959
56.178230, -4.385104
56°10'41.6"N 4°23'06.4"W
30V 414015 6226779



Turn-by-turn directions

These maps and routes are designed to be used in conjunction with our traditional documentation. We have recently embarked on a conversion initiative to bring the two elements together, and this itinerary will be covered in due course.

In the meantime, using the two elements alongside each other should go a long way to ensure you have a safe, enjoyable and problem free day.


all notes on protected areas


OS Grid
NN 52041 00959
56.178230, -4.385104
56°10'41.6"N 4°23'06.4"W
30V 414015 6226779
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike


Basic Equipment for Hiking

  • Sturdy, comfortable and waterproof hiking boots or approach shoes
  • Layered, moisture wicking clothing
  • Hiking socks  
  • Rucksack (with rain cover)
  • Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket and suitable legwear)
  • Sunglasses
  • Hiking poles
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • First aid kit
  • Blister kit
  • Bivy / survival bag  
  • Survival blanket
  • Headlamp
  • Pocket knife
  • Whistle
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass
  • Emergency contact details
  • ID
  • The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
  • For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
  • Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.

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Laura Lodewyk
August 01, 2021 · Community
A little difficult to find the start - in general blazes on this section were scarce throughout. Lovely views over the loch, we also saw some nigh highland cows which was a bonus.
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Photo: Laura Lodewyk, Community
Highland Cows
Photo: Laura Lodewyk, Community

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Highland Cows

16 km
4:25 h
287 m
233 m


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