Bracklinn Falls wasn’t on our radar for a Sunday day out, but when our boys swimming lessons were off we decided to head to Callander for a walk. Our eldest son went to his best friends party. Which meant it was just myself and my parents and our youngest son. We had a spot of lunch and then headed out for our walk.
Bracklinn Falls Walk
From the town centre you walk back out of town towards Stirling, there is a big brown sign which is sign posted for Bracklinn Falls and The Crags. This is when the climbing begins. We have done a lot of walking/hiking before but for some reason this walk took it out of us! You climb all the way up to the Bracklinn Falls car park where you then turn right and follow the path towards the falls.
The path from turning right and up to the falls is great for an all terrain pram. So if you wanted to miss out the walk up, then drive and park in the car park. The views are great and would be even better on a nice, clear day. Once you are at the falls you can see wonderful looking bridge over the falls. The original cast-iron bridge which was built for a visit from Queen Victoria in the 1870s, was destroyed by flooding in 2004. The current bridge was built in 2010.
I expect most people then turn around and go back towards the car park, however we crossed the bridge and continued on the path. This lead through the forest and then opened up to open countryside. The walk from the bridge was steep in places and was up hill all the way. However you are again met by lovely views.
We then headed down hill and crossed another bridge over Keltie water. We then joined the minor road and walked all the way back to Callander passing the Bracklinn Falls Car Park as we went.
We had such a great day, even if it did rain for the first half of the walk. I cant believe we have lived in Scotland for so long and no done this walk!
What Walk Is Next?
Next time we are going to do the Callander Crags which we may have both boys with us. Have you ever been to Callander?
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