GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Killin to Callander

25 miles (40 km)

Travel through the beautiful Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park along National Cycle Route 7 on this stunning cycle ride. The route uses a dismantled railway line for most of the way so is also suitable for walkers.
The ride starts at Killin following the River Dochart past the beautiful Falls of Dochart. You continue on the off road track through the scenic Glen Ogle towards Lochearnhead, where there are fantastic views of Loch Earn. From here you pass through Strathyre Forest to Balquhidder where you join a short on road section to Strathyre. The ride then joins a final traffic free section taking you around Loch Lubnaig to Callander.

Killin to Callander OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Killin to Callander Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Pubs/Cafes

In Killin the splendid Falls of Dochart Inn is well worthy of investigation. The inn is set in a great location next to the falls. You can sit outside and relax listening to the rushing water. Inside there's a cosy interior with a wood burning fire for colder weather. The inn has some history too, dating all the way back to the 1700s when it was previously a blacksmiths. You can find the inn at postcode FK21 8SL for your sat navs.

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

For more cycling and walking ideas in the area see the Loch Lomond and the Trossachs Cycle Routes and the Loch Lomond and the Trossachs Walks pages.

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby

Photos

Falls of Dochart, Killin - geograph.org.uk - 955498

Falls of Dochart, Killin

Lochan Lairg Cheile - geograph.org.uk - 110598

Lochan Lairg Cheile. Loch at the head of Glen Ogle, set in forested land just south of Killin.

Railway path at Glen Ogle - geograph.org.uk - 873282

Railway path at Glen Ogle. This disused railway which ran from Stirling to Oban has been converted into an excellent cycle path which carries National Cycle Network route 7 away from the busy A85 road. The Glen Ogle railway closed in the 1960s after a rock fall.

Cycle track above Glen Ogle - geograph.org.uk - 273287

Cycle track above Glen Ogle. Looking back towards Lochearnhead along the line of the disused Glen Ogle railway.

The Glen Ogle Viaduct - geograph.org.uk - 1406927

The Glen Ogle Viaduct

River Balvag in Strathyre - geograph.org.uk - 955555

River Balvag in Strathyre

Alluvial Fan on Loch Lubnaig - geograph.org.uk - 174340

Alluvial Fan on Loch Lubnaig. Taken from cycle track looking north across the loch. The course of the former railway can be seen in the foreground.

Callander to Strathyre Cycleway with Ben Ledi Beyond - geograph.org.uk - 394869

View of the trail just outside Callander with Ben Ledi Beyond

Elevation Profile

GPS Files

GPX File

Killin to Callander.gpx (On Desktop:Right Click>'Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold>Share>Save to Files')

Memory Map Route

Killin to Callander.mmo (On Desktop:Right Click>'Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold >Share>Save to Files)