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

Route Filmstrip & Description

This trail has been produced by residents of Camphill Blair Drummond (community for the learning disabled) in conjunction with members of the rural group of Central Advocacy Partners (a group supporting the learning disabled living in the local community). It is a gentle riverside walk leading from a main car park, past a childrens play area along the meandering River Teith into countryside beyond. There are plenty of seats for picnics and simply enjoying the magnificent views of Ben Ledi. The surface is mostly level and either gravel or tarmac.

Surveyed by: Residents of Camphill Blair Drummond, May 2012 (Spring)
Accessibility Rating: 1More Information
Distance: 1.3 km

Public Transport: Bus stop at Dreadnought Hotel on Station Road opposite the car park entrance.
Car Park: Two large car parks nearby, one behind the Dreadnought Hotel and one at The Meadows itself. Both are paying car parks up to 5.30pm every day.
Steps: No
Barriers: No
Toilets: Public toilets in car park at Station Road (opposite bus stop, beside Dreadnought Hotel). There is a steep slope for wheelchair users or others with mobility issues. There is a ramp for wheelchair access at the entrance to the Ladies toilet, or four steps.

Full Profile

We started our walk in The Meadows Car Park.  It costs £1.80 for 2 hours, £2.30 for 4 hours and or £2.70 for all day (everyday).

CarPark We started our walk in The Meadows Car Park. It costs £1.80 for 2 hours, £2.30 for 4 hours and or £2.70 for all day (everyday).

Information boards in Meadows car park tell you about the history of the area and about the Meadows path itself. You can pick up leaflets near by.

Information Information boards in Meadows car park tell you about the history of the area and about the Meadows path itself. You can pick up leaflets near by.

This is the Meadows Car park.
If arriving by public transport, the bus stops on Leny Road near the Dreadnought Hotel.

Start This is the Meadows Car park. If arriving by public transport, the bus stops on Leny Road near the Dreadnought Hotel.

Walk from the car park though hole in wall. It is about 2 metres wide.

Width Walk from the car park though hole in wall. It is about 2 metres wide.

Turn right on tarmac path beside river. There are plenty of seats to sit on.
There is a lovely view of Ben Ledi from here.

Path Turn right on tarmac path beside river. There are plenty of seats to sit on. There is a lovely view of Ben Ledi from here.

You can see different birds in the river - mostly swans and ducks.

Wildlife You can see different birds in the river - mostly swans and ducks.

There are 2 different surfaces here - tarmac and cobbles.

Surface There are 2 different surfaces here - tarmac and cobbles.

There are quite a few life buoys around the walk.

Feature of Interest There are quite a few life buoys around the walk.

Many parts of the walk have different names.  this is Post Office Pool.

Feature of Interest Many parts of the walk have different names. this is Post Office Pool.

Walk straight on past Calllander
Fishery sign - do not turn right.

Fishing Walk straight on past Calllander Fishery sign - do not turn right.

Go across  the cobbles

Surface Go across the cobbles

Keep straight on, staying beside the water.

Direction Keep straight on, staying beside the water.

The path narrows here -  to about 2 metres wide.

Width The path narrows here - to about 2 metres wide.

Stay away from the edge  - there is a sharp drop of about half a metre off the path.

Surface Stay away from the edge - there is a sharp drop of about half a metre off the path.

Look at paw prints in cement

Feature of Interest Look at paw prints in cement

There are plenty of benches here. It's a great spot for a picnic.

Seat There are plenty of benches here. It's a great spot for a picnic.

But some  benches quite low (35cm).

Seat But some benches quite low (35cm).

Go straight on here - the right fork takes you to the play park.

Feature of Interest Go straight on here - the right fork takes you to the play park.

The path floods sometimes - it was underwater when we came before.

Surface The path floods sometimes - it was underwater when we came before.

Look at the posts in the water. Was this a jetty once?

Feature of Interest Look at the posts in the water. Was this a jetty once?

Look at the river

View Look at the river

The path moves away from the river and crosses marsh land.

Path The path moves away from the river and crosses marsh land.

The path narrows to 1.5 metres. The verge is very wet and soggy.

Width The path narrows to 1.5 metres. The verge is very wet and soggy.

After the sign for the Bathing Pool, there is a muddy path you could take down to a beach.

Surface After the sign for the Bathing Pool, there is a muddy path you could take down to a beach.

Overhead trees.  The leaves could make  the   path  slippy in autumn.

Surface Overhead trees. The leaves could make the path slippy in autumn.

Picnic area

Seat Picnic area

After the Pipers Pool sign there is a muddy track leading to a beach with a lovely view of Callander

Seat After the Pipers Pool sign there is a muddy track leading to a beach with a lovely view of Callander

You get a great view of Ben Ledi from here.

View You get a great view of Ben Ledi from here.

Central Advocacy Partners did an Environmental Art project here.

Feature of Interest Central Advocacy Partners did an Environmental Art project here.

This part of the walk is called The Meetings because this is where two rivers meet - River Teith and River Leny.

Feature of Interest This part of the walk is called The Meetings because this is where two rivers meet - River Teith and River Leny.

The path splits around the tree and narrows to about 1.2 metres.  Both paths slope crossways down away from the tree trunk.

Gradient The path splits around the tree and narrows to about 1.2 metres. Both paths slope crossways down away from the tree trunk.

Newly planted woodland. Trees have guards to protect them from the bad elements.

Path Newly planted woodland. Trees have guards to protect them from the bad elements.

Path

Good bench but mind the drop in front!

Seat Good bench but mind the drop in front!

Pretty meadow flowers.

Feature of Interest Pretty meadow flowers.

Reeds and wild flowers - but very wet and spongy under-foot off the path.

Feature of Interest Reeds and wild flowers - but very wet and spongy under-foot off the path.

You can see the cycle path going over the bridge here.

View You can see the cycle path going over the bridge here.

Pretty view of Callander

View Pretty view of Callander

Turn right. The path slopes up 12.8 degrees over 12 metres.

Gradient Turn right. The path slopes up 12.8 degrees over 12 metres.

This  sign was used when path was a railway

Feature of Interest This sign was used when path was a railway

The train use to travel past the red cross and put the post in a net in this black and yellow hoop

Feature of Interest The train use to travel past the red cross and put the post in a net in this black and yellow hoop

Beware of overhanging branches. Path slope  down and crossways here - 11.8 degrees over 13 metres

Clearance Beware of overhanging branches. Path slope down and crossways here - 11.8 degrees over 13 metres

You can see the main road here.  This would be   a nice place for a picnic

Feature of Interest You can see the main road here. This would be a nice place for a picnic

You can have a game of crazy golf here.

Information You can have a game of crazy golf here.

We walked straight on here. The right path takes you to the play park.

Direction We walked straight on here. The right path takes you to the play park.

Turn right here . The cobbles might be hard to walk on.

Surface Turn right here . The cobbles might be hard to walk on.

Many of the trees will change colours. One of our group has written a poem about autumn colours.

Feature of Interest Many of the trees will change colours. One of our group has written a poem about autumn colours.

The bollard blocks the path.  80cm wide either side.

Obstacle The bollard blocks the path. 80cm wide either side.

Follow the kerb round to the left at the car park. Be careful and watch for cars - this can be busy in summer.

Information Follow the kerb round to the left at the car park. Be careful and watch for cars - this can be busy in summer.

Go through the gap in the wall.

Direction Go through the gap in the wall.

Walk back along the riverside towards the bridge.

View Walk back along the riverside towards the bridge.

Walk through the gap in wall back into the car park.

Direction Walk through the gap in wall back into the car park.

There are many places you might like to have a meal or a snack in Callander after your walk.  This is the nearest and dogs are allowed in the garden.  We had tea and cake here.

Path There are many places you might like to have a meal or a snack in Callander after your walk. This is the nearest and dogs are allowed in the garden. We had tea and cake here.

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