Outdoor Activities

Leny Estate is an oasis for cyclists, hillwalkers and climbers, with many trails and mountains nearby, ranging from relaxing and leisurely to slightly more challenging. There is also a great selection of Golf Clubs nearby, including Callander Golf Club and the world-famous Gleneagles. There are also a number of riding schools, equestrian centres and outdoor centres, where you can enjoy a host of water sports and activities.

Falls of Leny

Driving time from Leny Estate: 4 mins
Walking
Distance: 4.5 miles
Classification: Easy
Time To Complete: 2-3 hours

The Falls of Leny provide an impressive target on this straightforward walk from Callander. Starting from the town centre the route follows the combined cycle-walkway along the old railway line following the river upstream and then returns through oak woodland before rejoining the cycle track.

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The Meadows, Callander

Driving time from Leny Estate: 5 mins
Walking
Distance: 3.5 miles
Classification: Easy
Time To Complete: undefined

Level walk tarmac, grit track and pavement. This route provides a very pleasant level riverside walk with lots of wildlife. Leave from the car park by the river, walking upstream by the river bank. The kids will love the ducks, swans and pigeons by the river.

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Callander Golf Club

Driving time from Leny Estate: 7 mins
Golf

A local gem for the keen golfer, this 18 hole course is one of the most famous par 3s in Scotland) has been rated among the top ten courses in Scotland for visitors, alongside Gleneagles, Turnberry and St. Andrews. A fantastically secluded location, diverse holes with great freens and stunning views of Ben Ledi and the Trossachs all combine to create a memorable experience. You will find a welcoming atmosphere, great support staff and very reasonably priced visitor packages, combining rounds of gold with lunch and dinner making this a great day out.

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Bracklinn Falls

Driving time from Leny Estate: 8 mins
Walking
Distance: 1 miles
Classification: Easy
Time To Complete: undefined

The Falls of Leny provide an impressive target on this straightforward walk from Callander. Starting from the town centre the route follows the combined cycle-walkway along the old railway line following the river upstream and then returns through oak woodland before rejoining the cycle track.

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The Mell

Driving time from Leny Estate: 10 mins
Walking
Distance: 15 miles
Classification: Challenge
Time To Complete: 7 hours

A strenuous and dramatic walking and cycling trail around Glen Finglas. From Glen Finglas car park take the path to Drippan then continue on the path around Lendrick Hill. Then upwards around the back of Meall Cala (‘The Mell’) before a steep descent into Glen Finglas and back to your starting point.

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The Lake of Menteith Fisheries

Driving time from Leny Estate: 10 mins
Fishing

Set in the Trossachs, amidst magnificent scenery where Highland meets Lowland, the 700-acre Lake of Menteith is a well regarded rainbow and brown trout fishery in Scotland and is reputed to be the best location for fly fishing for rainbow trout and brown trout in Central Scotland. A wide range of tariffs available, including “Taster Days”; an expert group tuition for newcomers to fly fishing.

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Glen Finglas Dam Walk

Driving time from Leny Estate: 10 mins
Walking
Distance: 1.5 miles
Classification: Easy
Time To Complete: 1 hour

At Brig ‘O’ Turk village, the narrow road by the Tea Room past the school until you come to a fork in the road where the right fork is a steep hill and the left is marked ‘Glenfinglas dam – private’. If you have a car, park here. Follow the ‘private’ road all the way up toward the dam. Return by the same route.

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Castle Rednock Trekking Centre

Driving time from Leny Estate: 15 mins
Equestrian

Cater for all ability levels and ages of 4 and above. Treks are 1-2 hours long and cover some of the most scenic countryside within the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park.

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Loch Katrine Fisheries

Driving time from Leny Estate: 15 mins
Fishing

This iconic loch, the centre piece of the Trossachs, has been made available to wild trout and pike fishing enthusiasts. Traffic includes the boat rental, landing net and permit. The permit is for 2 anglers using 1 rod each for trout and 2 rods for pike.

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Inchmahome Priory by Ferry

Driving time from Leny Estate: 15 mins
Boating, Sailing & Watersports

Set on an island in the Lake of Menteith, Inchmahome is an idyllically situated Augustinian monastery dating from 1238. In 1547 the priory served as a refuge for the young Queen Mary, aged four, hidden here for a few weeks following the disastrous defeat of the Scots army at the Battle of Pinkie Cleugh. Board the ferry right next to the Lake of Mentieth Hotel for a short ten minute crossing to the island. Take a picnic and you can easily spend a relaxing couple of hours exploring the woods and the priory.

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Ben Ledi

Driving time from Leny Estate: 18 mins
Walking
Distance: 6.25 miles
Classification: Challenge
Time To Complete: 4-6 hours

Ben Ledi is a familiar landmark from Callander and the highest mountain in the main part of the Trossachs. It is a very popular hillwalk and its position on the edge of the Highlands makes it an excellent viewpoint. Traditional route is from Stank car park (about 3 miles north of Callander on A84, turn left at ‘Forest Cabins’ sign to cross a metal bridge). This route is well marked and visible all the way to the top. If planning to go all the way over to return by Stank Glen, be aware that the right turn off the Bealach nan Corp is not marked and is easily missed. If you find the track rising gently, or pass a small lochan you have missed the turn and will end up on Ben Vane if you don’t turn around!

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Lochearnhead Water Sports Centre

Driving time from Leny Estate: 20 mins
Boating, Sailing & Watersports

The waters of Loch Earn have long been famous for watersports. The centre provides waterskiing, wakesurfing and kayaking. If you would rather sit back and rest completely, they have a charming 14ft covered fishing boat that seats six persons. Powered by an out board engine, you can meander up and won the loch at your own pace. If you are lucky you even spot an osprey. After an afternoon splashing about, relax and appreciate the beautiful views of lochearn from the centre’s lochside café.

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Drumbrae Riding School

Driving time from Leny Estate: 25 mins
Equestrian

BHS approved centre catering for all levels. Wonderful trekking country – 1500 acres of grassland and heather. Cross-country course, indoor and outdoor schools.

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Loch Katrine

Driving time from Leny Estate: 25 mins
Boating, Sailing & Watersports

With its many charms, and its rich heritage, Loch Katrine has won the heart of countless visitors. It is truly one of Scotland’s special places. Enjoy a cruise on the famous steamship ‘Sir Walter Scott’ or the ‘Lady of the Lake’ the perfect way to experience the beauty of Loch Katrine. Many visitors choose the option of taking a bike on board and cycling back around the loch. Cycle hire available from Katrinewheelz located in the pier car park. Café, restaurant, bar and gift shop also on the pier.

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Ben Vorlich and Stuc-a-Chroin

Driving time from Leny Estate: 28 mins
Walking
Distance: 9 miles
Classification: Challenge
Time To Complete: 4-7 hours

Note: This is quite a complex mountain and in poor visibility competent navigation is essential. Check weather conditions before attempting. We recommend you take a detailed route planner with you for this climb. These are available from Visit Scotland in Callander.   Ben Vorlich towers above the west side of the head of Loch Lomond; although close to the road its steep sides means it is still a tough ascent. Most straightforward route is from Ardvorlich House. Follow the marked path just before Ardvorlich House. The track is very obvious most of the way.

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Callander – Strathyre

Driving time from Leny Estate: 30 mins
Cycling
Distance: 9.5 miles
Classification: Easy
Time To Complete: 2 hours

From Leny Estate, turn right towards Callander. From Callander Meadows carpark on the left, follow the cycle path by the riverside to join the cycleway near the main road – turn left onto the cycleway.

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Stirling Golf Club

Driving time from Leny Estate: 30 mins
Golf

This 18 hole course has one of golf’s most inspiring backdrops – the Old Town of Stirling, built on ancient volcanic slopes, crowned by the historic Stirling Castle rising above spectacular crags. Set in the old royal hunting grounds of the Kings Park, Stirling is a golf course of excellent quality and unique character. Why not combine your golf day with a visit to Stirling with its historic old town, numerous eateries and excellent shopping.

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Canoeing at Killin Outdoor Centre

Driving time from Leny Estate: 35 mins
Boating, Sailing & Watersports

Killin Outdoor Centre is the perfect place to try canoeing for the first time. The shop is just 50 metres from a gentle sectin of the River Lochay, which flows into Loch Tay. A variety of canoes and kayaks are available for hire.

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Gleneagles Equestrian School

Driving time from Leny Estate: 40 mins
Equestrian

The Equestrian School is one of the best equipped in the world and provides horse riding lessons and facilities for every discipline of horsemanship. And at every level of experience. Facilities cover a 50 acre site and include two covered, heated arenas, a fenced, surfaced open exercise and practice arena.

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The Carrick on Loch Lomond

Driving time from Leny Estate: 52 mins
Golf

This 71-par course uses every inch of the dramatic landscape straddling the fault lines between the Scottish lowlands and highlands with nine holes set in each. Elevated holes offer spectacular view of Loch Lomond to the west and Ben Lomond to the north. Suitable for golfers of all abilities. It boasts a spectacular layout, offering a truly memorable day’s golf or magnificently maintained velvet greens and testy sloping fairways. Nine holes stick to classic Scottish Lowland along the banks of Loch Lomond, while the other nine make you climb to tackle Highland heath and tee off on sloping fairways.

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Watersports at Loch Lomond

Driving time from Leny Estate: 60 mins
Boating, Sailing & Watersports

Loch Lomond is one of the few, if not the last, large expanses of ‘free’ water in the UK for water skiing, canoeing, windsurfing, sailing and boating. Loch Lomond offers plenty of opportunity for watersports enthusiasts as well as those who simply want to enjoy the stunning scenery. There are numerous watersport operators in the area, we highly recommend that you visit the area and check out what’s on offer.

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