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Our Sunday Walk – Callander & the Falls of Leny

Callander is a great place for getting outdoors and is only an hour away from Edinburgh. If you are a lover of the outdoors, then you must visit Callander and its surrounding areas – you will not be disappointed. We go several times throughout the year for cycling and walking and our boys love it!

Callander
Beautiful views in Callander
Dogs at Callander
Our 2 dogs and my parents dog
Callander and Ben Ledi
Ben Ledi in the distance

Callander and the Falls of Leny

On Mother’s Day we headed to Callander with my parents and their dog. This meant there were 4 adults, 2 kids and 3 dogs! I had picked Callander & the Falls for Leny Circuit walk as it was under 5 miles and was mostly along the cycle path (which is now mostly tarmac).

We had our picnic first, then headed off to the public toilets which is only a short walk away from the main car park. The main car park is chargeable which is roughly £3 for a day ticket. A great price for a whole day. There are so many walks in the area, we have previously done the Bracklinn Falls Walk which is also a great walk to do with kids.

Picnic at Callander
Picnic time
Picnic at Callander
Enjoying their picnic

Setting Off

After finally getting everyone ready, we set off along the cycle path until we eventually made it to the turning for the falls. We left the pram with my parents (the path was too uneven for the pram to continue), and we took the boys down the steep hill to the falls. The falls were in full force when we got there.

We spent a few minutes at the falls before heading back up the steep path. At the top we found our collie had gotten off her lead, and was running about like a headless chicken! Luckily she listens to us and came straight back to us.

Callander
River View
Callander
Walking along the cycle path
Callander
Big K posing
Falls of Leny Callander
Falls of Leny Callander

Heading Back

Nick then headed back towards Callander through the woodland section. While we headed back to the cycle path once more to walk back the way we came. It was pretty warm so on the way back Big K was starting to whine, but I gave him some snacks and that kept him going until we got back.

By the time we go back to the car park, it was very busy compared to when we left. We spent some time sitting by the cars letting the dogs have a rest and some water, before we decided to head back home.

Callander
Walking back to Callander
Callander
Walking back to Callander

 Is It Worth It?

If you are looking for an easy walk then this is a great option. The cycle path is pretty much flat and being tarmac makes it easy to push a pram along. The section down to the falls was pretty steep and you would have to leave the pram up on the path before heading down. However, seeing the falls is a great experience and we all really enjoyed the walk.

Have you been to Callander before?

Video of Our Day

Family Walk in Callander Scotland to the Falls of Leny

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I have always had an interest in travel and now we have our two boys we want them to see more than just the UK. We hope to give advice and tips to other parents who are anxious about travelling with their children. You can also read about our holidays and the places we have visited while away.
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4 Comments

  1. This looks like a great family friendly walk Sam. A good option for families with pushchairs certainly. You Lab that’s lying down in the back of your car looks so similar to ours that we lost in November – very similar face! Thanks for joining us at #adventurecalling , I hope you can again. If you could grab the badge too that’d be awesome
    David – Potty Adventures

    1. Hi David, Yes its a great choice for a walk if people have prams. Oh the lab laying down in my parents dog – Max, he is a live wire! Will be sure to join in again….the badge was there but the image link was broken. Don’t know if its linked incorrectly? I just copied and pasted from your site.

  2. You’re so lucky in Scotland with such amazing places to go walking-and so family friendly too! I love a waterfall so would definitely like to do this if we make it back up there. I will also be browsing more of your posts for inspiration. Thank you so much for linking up with #adventurecalling

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