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Callander, Samson's Stone & Coilhallan Wood
Introduction to Walk 3647

Photo from the walk - Callander, Samson's Stone & Coilhallan Wood

Nat Park - Loch Lomond and Trossachs

County/Area - Stirling

Author - Lou Johnson

Length - 4.7 miles / 7.6 km

Ascent - 650 feet / 197 metres

Time - 3 hours 0 minutes

Grade - easy

An easy circular Trossachs walk from Callander exploring the interesting landscape to the west of the town. The route follows a section of the Great Trossachs Path, climbs onto Bochastle Hill to visit Samson's Stone (a huge erratic) before passing through Coilhallan Wood back to the start. This relaxing and undemanding walk offers some fine views in this beautiful part of Scorland. A GPS File is available for download (see walk description).

Please maintain social distancing - keep at least 2 metres away from other walkers.


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