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Photographer: Brian Horisk/AdventureArt, Fife, Scotland

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This trail follows wide, well-surfaced paths through Callendar Park. It passes Callendar House and goes round two small lakes with good views of both. The trail starts at the main car park for Callendar Park at Ordnance Survey Grid Reference NS 893 794There are no steep gradients (only one at 11% {1:9} for 8m). There are two points where there are small steps (up to 80mm) high between one part of the path and another.Seats are dotted around the trail but the longest gap between seats is about 800m.

Surveyed by: . Fieldfare, May 2010 (Spring)
Accessibility Rating: 2More Information
Distance: 1.8 km

Public Transport: No
Car Park: Yes
Steps: No
Barriers: No
Toilets: There are accessible toilets by the cafe.

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Information

The walk starts at the red and white barrier near the entrance to the main car park  in Callendar Park.

Start The walk starts at the red and white barrier near the entrance to the main car park in Callendar Park.

The first kilometer of the walk is on a tarmac path and there are six speed bumps over the first 400m between the car park and Callendar House.

Surface The first kilometer of the walk is on a tarmac path and there are six speed bumps over the first 400m between the car park and Callendar House.

The path is wide enough for two people to walk side by side all the way along.

Width The path is wide enough for two people to walk side by side all the way along.

The speed bumps have a gentle slope on and off but no space to pass at the side without going onto the grass.At the path junction keep left towards Callendar House.

Obstacle The speed bumps have a gentle slope on and off but no space to pass at the side without going onto the grass.At the path junction keep left towards Callendar House.

There are 11 seats or places to sit and rest close to the path along this route. They are not even spaced with the longest gap between accessible seats being about 800m. There are other seats in the park some are across grass areas or down banks.This seat is 430mm high.

Seat There are 11 seats or places to sit and rest close to the path along this route. They are not even spaced with the longest gap between accessible seats being about 800m. There are other seats in the park some are across grass areas or down banks.This seat is 430mm high.

These two seats are 430mm high.

Seat These two seats are 430mm high.

There are two disabled parking bays at the pitch and put kiosk.

Blue Badge parking bays There are two disabled parking bays at the pitch and put kiosk.

 

Path

At the cross roads there is a kiosk and toilets with adapted facilities for disabled people.Keep straight on towards Callendar House.

Accessible toilets At the cross roads there is a kiosk and toilets with adapted facilities for disabled people.Keep straight on towards Callendar House.

 

Path

Keep straight on to the front of Callendar House.

Direction Keep straight on to the front of Callendar House.

 

Path

The walls in front of the house are 470mm high and provide resting seats if needed.

Seat The walls in front of the house are 470mm high and provide resting seats if needed.

Continue past the house on the tarmacked track.

Direction Continue past the house on the tarmacked track.

There are a few disabled parkng bays close to the house which also serve this trail.

Blue Badge parking bays There are a few disabled parkng bays close to the house which also serve this trail.

Go past the red chip path onthe right. That is where this trail returns to.

Direction Go past the red chip path onthe right. That is where this trail returns to.

There are good views of the lakes from this path.

Path There are good views of the lakes from this path.

The seats next to the lake can only be reached by going down the grass bank or getting onto the shore side path that starts at the far end of the lake.

Direction The seats next to the lake can only be reached by going down the grass bank or getting onto the shore side path that starts at the far end of the lake.

 

Path

 

Path

Take the track to the right after the sculpture.

Direction Take the track to the right after the sculpture.

Turn right onto the forest track. The surface changes to a crushed stone path which has a firm surface throughout.

Direction Turn right onto the forest track. The surface changes to a crushed stone path which has a firm surface throughout.

 

Path

Pass the green and white barrier by the gap which is 900mm wide.Turn down the the first track onthe right just after the barrier.

Width Pass the green and white barrier by the gap which is 900mm wide.Turn down the the first track onthe right just after the barrier.

At the turning after the green and white barrier there is a gradient of abuot 11% (1:9) for about 8m.

Gradient At the turning after the green and white barrier there is a gradient of abuot 11% (1:9) for about 8m.

Follow the path round to the left then go right round the wooden fence.

Direction Follow the path round to the left then go right round the wooden fence.

The woodland sections of the path provide sharp differences in light and shade and may make the path less easy to see in places but it remains wide and clear through the trees.

Visibility The woodland sections of the path provide sharp differences in light and shade and may make the path less easy to see in places but it remains wide and clear through the trees.

 

Path

The may be one or two irregularities in the path surface.

Surface The may be one or two irregularities in the path surface.

 

Path

There are seats close to the path overlooking the lake along this section of the trail.

Seat There are seats close to the path overlooking the lake along this section of the trail.

Open views of the lakes are available.

View Open views of the lakes are available.

 

Path

 

Path

 

Path

There are some picnic tables close to the path.

Seat There are some picnic tables close to the path.

Seats and picnic tables are close to the lakeside.

Seat Seats and picnic tables are close to the lakeside.

Approaching the tarmacked path there is a  step (80mm high).Turn right to complete the circuit around the lakes.

Obstacle Approaching the tarmacked path there is a step (80mm high).Turn right to complete the circuit around the lakes.

 

Path

This route give good views of the rear of Callendar House.

View This route give good views of the rear of Callendar House.

After crossing the end of the lake turn right.

Direction After crossing the end of the lake turn right.

 

Path

Follow the red chip path to complete the circuit.

Path Follow the red chip path to complete the circuit.

 

Path

Approaching the tarmac track there is  a step on to it (40mm high).Turn left on the tarmac track to pass the front of Callendar House and return to the kiosk, disabled toilets and main car park.

End Approaching the tarmac track there is a step on to it (40mm high).Turn left on the tarmac track to pass the front of Callendar House and return to the kiosk, disabled toilets and main car park.

The walk begins from the main car park in Callendar Wood. This is reached by turning up Estate Avenue from the roundabout on Callendar Road (A803) and following it to the red and white barrier which is open when the park is open.The car park is at Ordnance Survey Grid Reference NS 893 794

Path The walk begins from the main car park in Callendar Wood. This is reached by turning up Estate Avenue from the roundabout on Callendar Road (A803) and following it to the red and white barrier which is open when the park is open.The car park is at Ordnance Survey Grid Reference NS 893 794

The first car park area gives a more level access to the pedestrian entrance to the park.

Path The first car park area gives a more level access to the pedestrian entrance to the park.

The second car park is a ta lower level and has an 8% (1:12) gradient to the pedestrian entrance to the park.

Path The second car park is a ta lower level and has an 8% (1:12) gradient to the pedestrian entrance to the park.

There is an information board by the entrance to the park.

Path There is an information board by the entrance to the park.

Callendar Park Lakeside Phototrail

 

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