Landscape Photo
Photographer: Brian Horisk/AdventureArt, Fife, Scotland

Route Filmstrip & Description

The trail is through Callendar Park and Wood passing the landscaped lake and the house. Disabled toilets and a cafe are available near the house.Apart from about 300m of the trail it is wide enough for two people to walk side by side. There are 19 seats around the trail though they are not all easily accessible from the path and are not evenly spread out.There is a short slope about 20m long with a gradient of about 20% (1:5). This is the steepest gradient among only two three short slopes.There are a few disabled parking bays near the house (see map for details).

Surveyed by: . Fieldfare, September 2010 (Autumn)
Accessibility Rating: 3More Information
Distance: 4.3 km

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

Full Profile

The walk begins at the main car park for Callendar Park. Bear right at the car park entrance to reach the start of the trail.

CarPark The walk begins at the main car park for Callendar Park. Bear right at the car park entrance to reach the start of the trail.

The trail starts at the red and white barrier into the park.

Start The trail starts at the red and white barrier into the park.

 

Information

There is an information board near the start of the trail.

Information There is an information board near the start of the trail.

The first part of the trail is by the small golf course in Callendar Park.

View The first part of the trail is by the small golf course in Callendar Park.

The main access road has speed bumps.

Surface The main access road has speed bumps.

 

Path

Turn right at the first junction, just after the second speed bump.

Direction Turn right at the first junction, just after the second speed bump.

There is a seat close to the path junction

Seat There is a seat close to the path junction

The path's tarmac surface is broken and uneven in this section.

Surface The path's tarmac surface is broken and uneven in this section.

 

Path

 

Path

 

Path

At this point there are loose stones cover the surface of the path.

Surface At this point there are loose stones cover the surface of the path.

There may be puddles on uneven sections of the path after wet weather.

Surface There may be puddles on uneven sections of the path after wet weather.

Approaching Kemper Avenue the path has a slope for about 30m with a gradient of 9% (1:11)

Gradient Approaching Kemper Avenue the path has a slope for about 30m with a gradient of 9% (1:11)

 

Path

Bear left onto Kemper Avenue.

Direction Bear left onto Kemper Avenue.

 

Path

Follow the pavement only for about 30m

Direction Follow the pavement only for about 30m

Take the path to the left leading into Callendar Wood.

Direction Take the path to the left leading into Callendar Wood.

There is a slope with a gradient of 10% for about 40m.

Gradient There is a slope with a gradient of 10% for about 40m.

This is one of 19 seats around this trail. They are not all easily accessible from the path and are not evenly spread around the walk. Check the map tags and filmstrip for details of all the seats.

Seat This is one of 19 seats around this trail. They are not all easily accessible from the path and are not evenly spread around the walk. Check the map tags and filmstrip for details of all the seats.

This part of  the stone path is less than 1m wide.

Width This part of the stone path is less than 1m wide.

There may be overhanging branches in some places.

Clearance There may be overhanging branches in some places.

 The surface may be uneven in a few places.

Surface The surface may be uneven in a few places.

 

Path

 The surface may be uneven in a few places.

Surface The surface may be uneven in a few places.

 

Path

Turn left at the first path junction.There is a short slope about 20m long with a gradient of about 20% (1:5). This is the steepest gradient on the walk.

Gradient Turn left at the first path junction.There is a short slope about 20m long with a gradient of about 20% (1:5). This is the steepest gradient on the walk.

The path remains about 1m wide for 200m or so.

Width The path remains about 1m wide for 200m or so.

 

Path

 

Path

By the seat there is another short rise with a gradient of 12% (1:8) for 15m or so.

Seat By the seat there is another short rise with a gradient of 12% (1:8) for 15m or so.

 

Path

 

Path

 

Path

 

Path

 

Path

A mile stone could serve as a seat if needed.

Seat A mile stone could serve as a seat if needed.

There are patches of loose stones along this section.

Surface There are patches of loose stones along this section.

A rustic bench is set a couple of metres from the path.

Seat A rustic bench is set a couple of metres from the path.

The path widens to allow two people to walk side by side comfortably

Width The path widens to allow two people to walk side by side comfortably

 

Path

A rustic bench by the junction is easily accessible from the path.Go straight across this junction.To the left is a short cut back to the car park.

Seat A rustic bench by the junction is easily accessible from the path.Go straight across this junction.To the left is a short cut back to the car park.

 

Path

Another rustic bench provides a resting point.

Seat Another rustic bench provides a resting point.

 

Path

There may be loose stone on the surface in places.

Surface There may be loose stone on the surface in places.

A bench provides further resting opportunities.

Seat A bench provides further resting opportunities.

 

Path

There is a cross slope on several sections of this part of the path.

Gradient There is a cross slope on several sections of this part of the path.

 

Path

There may be loose stone on the surface in places.

Surface There may be loose stone on the surface in places.

A bench right next to the path.

Seat A bench right next to the path.

The path leads through the heart of Callendar Wood giving opportunities to see a variety of trees and wildlife. This old tree stump is the sort of place woodpeckers may be seen.

View The path leads through the heart of Callendar Wood giving opportunities to see a variety of trees and wildlife. This old tree stump is the sort of place woodpeckers may be seen.

 

Path

 

Path

 

Path

Another bench by the path.

Seat Another bench by the path.

 

Path

At the T junction turn right to head to wards Callendar House and back to the car park

Direction At the T junction turn right to head to wards Callendar House and back to the car park

The surface is uneven along this section.

Surface The surface is uneven along this section.

Keep right on the higher path towards Callendar House.The path to the left follows the Lakeside trail (see Callendar Lakeside Phototrail)

Direction Keep right on the higher path towards Callendar House.The path to the left follows the Lakeside trail (see Callendar Lakeside Phototrail)

 

Path

At the tarmac road turn left to head towards Callendar House and the car park.

Direction At the tarmac road turn left to head towards Callendar House and the car park.

 

Path

 

Path

There are fine views across the lake. The path that is followed by the Callendar Lakeside Phototrail can be seen.

View There are fine views across the lake. The path that is followed by the Callendar Lakeside Phototrail can be seen.

 

Path

 

Path

Just by the house there is parking for a few disabled visitors.

Blue Badge parking bays Just by the house there is parking for a few disabled visitors.

There are some splendid trees in front of Callendar House.

View There are some splendid trees in front of Callendar House.

The House has a museum that is worth a visit.The wall in front of the house provides a convenient resting place.

Feature of Interest The House has a museum that is worth a visit.The wall in front of the house provides a convenient resting place.

Continue past the house.

Direction Continue past the house.

Keep left towards the Cafe.

Direction Keep left towards the Cafe.

The cafe and toilet block are next to an open picnic area.

Cafe The cafe and toilet block are next to an open picnic area.

Continue past the playground to wards the car park.

Direction Continue past the playground to wards the car park.

 

Path

There are two further seats just past the golf course ticket office.

Seat There are two further seats just past the golf course ticket office.

At the fork, bear right up the path you came down from the car park. The car park is about 150m away.

End At the fork, bear right up the path you came down from the car park. The car park is about 150m away.

 

Path

 

Path

There is a gentle slope down to the golf course, toilets and cafe

Gradient There is a gentle slope down to the golf course, toilets and cafe

 

Path

There is a  seat in the shade a little way off the path.

Seat There is a seat in the shade a little way off the path.

The surface of this route is a little uneven.

Surface The surface of this route is a little uneven.

 

Path

There is a seat overlooking the golf course.

Seat There is a seat overlooking the golf course.

The surface has a loose stone covering.

Surface The surface has a loose stone covering.

 

Path

Turn left to reach the car park. The cafe and toilets are straight ahead.

Direction Turn left to reach the car park. The cafe and toilets are straight ahead.

Callendar Wood Walk Phototrail

 

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