Here's a few suggestions for things to see and do in the Trossachs & Breadalbane:
The ultimate area for a variety of terrain. Choose from
gentle forest trails or challenging mountain peaks.
The Queen Elizabeth Forest Park and Loch Lomond &
Trossachs National Park offers an extensive network of
off road tracks including the Highland Lowland Trail,
which runs from Loch Lomond to Loch Tay.
Try your hand at canoeing or sailing. Lochearnhead with
its excellent watersports centre is ideal for both novice
For all the facilities you would expect of a modern leisure
centre visit the McLaren Centre in Callander.
Choose one of the areas equestrian centres at Callander,
Gartmore and Killin.
The Trossachs & Breadalbane
Nestling between the Trossachs hills
and the now drained pastures of Flanders Moss, Aberfoyle
is the gateway to the Trossachs. From here, a chain of
picturesque lochs lead westwards via Strathard to the
bonnie banks of Loch Lomond.
Aberfoyle is a traditional community on the banks of the emerging
River Forth boasting one of the most scenic golf courses in
Scotland and some excellent local walks. The coming of tourism
and the railway made Aberfoyle.
Trains no longer pass here, but it is still a popular holiday
village, well served with individualistic shops, cafes and restaurants.
Learn more about the areas natural beauty and history
at the Trossachs Discovery Centre.
The Scottish Wool Centre relates the full story of wool, from
sheep to the shops, through live sheep shows and hands-on demonstrations
of spinning and working sheepdogs.
Above Aberfoyle, as the road begins its long climb into the
heart of the Trossachs, sits the Queen Elizabeth Forest Park
Visitor Centre. The Forest Park, now encompassed within Loch
Lomond and The Trossachs National Park, is spread over the hillsides
of the Trossachs, and combines conservation and recreation with
Trossachs Discovery Centre
The mixed woodlands provide a beautiful
setting for over sixty miles of forest walks, drives, cycle tracks
and picnic and play areas. Cross the Dukes Pass with its eagle
eye view of magnificent forest laden hills, mirrored in the tranquil
waters of numerous lochs.
West of Aberfoyle is peaceful Strathard, overlooked by the
great Loch Ard forest. The road meanders round this delightful
trout loch, with its fine views towards Ben Lomonds
distinctive, conical peak.
There are watersports to enjoy on Loch Ard and favourite picnic
spots to discover as you continue by Loch Chon on the narrowing
road to Stronachlachar. Finally, the wild landscape around
Loch Arklet, framed by the classic, craggy peaks of the Arrochar
Alps, gives way to the bonnie banks of Loch Lomond, as the
road suddenly drops 300 feet to Inversnaid.
Dukes Pass, near Aberfoyle
The beautiful waterfall and rock pools here have
proved inspirational to many visitors - including William and Dorothy
Wordsworth. From Inversnaid you can follow the loch shore in either
direction, along the waymarked West Highland Way footpath.
Rob Roy once farmed here and eventually a garrison fort was built
specially to suppress his cattle-raiding exploits. Today the hills
are protected in a different manner, as an RSPB reserve.