Callander, Kilmahog, Loch Venachar, Brig o'Turk, Loch Katrine, David Marshall Lodge, Aberfoyle and Port of Menteith
Why not explore the busy gateway to the Trossachs in the shadow of Ben Ledi. Take a walk by the river, explore one of the local trails by bike, go swimming, use the sauna or try the indoor climbing wall at Maclaren Leisure Centre. Drop into the Trossachs Visitor Centre, have a round of golf or explore the shops and sample some superb local food.
Hire a boat and go fishing or enjoy some locally produced refreshments at the stunning lochside Harbour Café.
You can explore the Woodland Trust’s beautiful Glen Finglas Estate,
Where the Kings of Scotland once hunted. This is one of the largest collections of ancient trees in Scotland, where John Ruskin was a regular visitor. His most famous portrait was painted at Brig O' Turk. Sir Walter Scott was similarly impressed and wrote about the dramatic natural woodland of the area in the 1850s.
Tigh Mor Trossachs Overlooking Loch Achray
This is the starting point for Ben A’an (454m). Despite its modest height, the rugged hill offers a great walk, full of character and some of the best views in the southern Highlands.
The inspiration for Walter Scott’s Lady of the Lake and Rob Roy. Take a boat trip, hire a bike, go for a walk or just enjoy a picnic. There are frequent sailings of the famous ‘Sir Walter Scott’ steamer and 'Lady of the Lake', the perfect way to explore Loch Katrine and soak up the magnificant scenery.
The starting point for a superb day hillwalking on Ben Venue (729m), an enjoyable walk with stunning loch and mountain views from the top.
David Marshall Lodge
The route climbs over the spectacular Duke’s Pass to the Queen Elizabeth Forest Park Visitor Centre. Have a swinging forest adventure at Go Ape and try the longest zip slide in the UK. Take the Waterfall Trail or visit one of the wildlife hides. Inside the Lodge there is the opportunity to see watch ospreys with live pictures beamed from the nest and a Ranger available to answer all your questions. Don’t miss the coffee and cake at the popular Bluebell Café.
Explore this popular village, visiting the Trossachs Discovery Centre or sampling some local food and shopping.
Port of Menteith
Take the short boat trip across Scotland’s only lake to the tranquil Inchmaholme Island and it’s charming and historic Priory.
Join us for an unforgettable day in the heart of the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park. See the timetable information
Stirling Council Public Transport Co-ordination Centre
Tel: 01786 442704
VisitScotland Information Centres
Stirling Dumbarton Rd
Tel: 01786 475019
Aberfoyle Trossachs Discovery Centre, Main St
Tel: 01877 382352
Callander Ancaster Sq
Tel: 01877 330342