Keltie Dam

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Another route from the pen of Ian McGregor.

The Route...

OS map 57
distance 14 miles
references: Scottish Hill Tracks, section 9


A circular route from Callander out to and back from the Keltie Dam. This is an attempt to make what could be a simple route a bit more interesting.


The Keltie burn is a major tributary of the River Teith which flows through Callander. It rises high on the hills above Callander and drops over a fairly spectacular waterfall on its way down to the main river. The burn is dammed well above the falls to provide a water supply.

Park in one of the car parks on the way up to the golf course and follow the road to Braeleny farm and on to Keltie Dam.

From the dam head go south to the ruin at (632 131) and on up to the south side of Gleann Breac-nic to pick up a forest track at (619 126). The route between the dam and the track is not cycleable. Follow the track down off the hill to join the A84 and return to Callander.

The original objective of this route was to explore the possibilities of linking the routes to the East of Callander with those to the North and West. In this objective it failed, but it resulted in a route with some interest which is not for the faint-hearted.

ian mcgregor, clackmannan


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