The Trossachs

Ben Venue and Loch Katrine

The Trossachs is an area of outstanding beauty that is easiest accessed via the M9 motorway to Stirling and through the town of Callander or by driving North from Glasgow and in to the Loch Lomond National Park. Beautiful scenery and lovely walking can be found with an information centre called the Trossachs Discovery Centre to be found on Aberfoyle's main street.

  • Beauty Spots

    There are too many beauty spots in the Trossachs to produce a list that was any use but there are some locations identified that are there for your consideration or at least where you can get further information: Ben Lomond NTS, Falls of Lenny, Queen Elizabeth Park Visitor Centre, Sallochy Trail, Strathyre Forest Info Centre, Ben A An, Inversnaid RSPB Nature reserve and Loch Ard Forest Trails.

  • Long Distance Walks

    The West Highland way runs up the Eastern edge of Loch Lomond but the significant long-distance walk that runs through the heart of the Trossachs is known as The Rob Roy Way. It starts from the village of Drymen and passes Aberfoyle, Callander, Strathyre, Killin and some other villages until it reaches Pitlochry after 92 miles.

    • Hill Walking

      The Trossachs are celebrated for having highland scenery while still technically being in the lowlands. The best walks identified by Private House Stays are: Fairy Walk to Doon Hill, Reverend Kirks Graveyard in Aberfoyle, Ben Venue, Kinlochard, Milton, Old Drymen Road, Pine Ridge, Strathyre and Achray. The Forestry Commission have produced a walking leaflet which is available at The David Marshall Lodge in Aberfoyle.

    • Tourist Attractions

      In addition to the attractions linked below, Private House Stays has identified the following: The Scottish Wool Centre, Sweeneys Cruises, Tomb of Eagles and Loch Doune Castle