With the Trossachs' heather-clad peaks know as The
Highlands in Miniature and Breadalbane being derived from the Gaelic
meaning High Country, it is no surprise that this area is
outdoor lover's paradise.
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.
and Breadalbane mark the spot where the Highlands and
Lowlands meet. Much of this picturesque area lies within
the boundaries of Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National
hills mark the dividing Highland Line and, though
its peaks may be humbler than those of its namesake, the Trossachs
green uplands still dwarf the Lowland plain to the south.
The gateways to this startling landscape,
rich in mythology and folklore, are the villages of Callander
Ben Ime, Ben Vane and Ben Vorlich
To the north of
the town lies the less excitable, more tranquil hamlet of Balquhidder,
where the churchyard containing Rob Roys grave can be
found, etched with the stirring epitaph MacGregor Despite
Above Aberfoyle the Queen Elizabeth Forest Park is a haven for
walkers and trekkers, and the splendour of nearby Loch Katrine,
the inspiration for Walter Scotts Lady of the Lake and
Rob Roy, can be enjoyed from the decks of the elegant Steam
Ship Sir Walter Scott.
Gaelic for the high country, is where the Scottish
Highlands truly begin. This is a place of grand majesty, with
the Crianlarich and Ben Lawers mountain ranges amongst the
highest in Scotland - a wild landscape of deer and eagles.
Yet, Breadalbane is also a wilderness of beauty spots and
welcoming hostelries, a place to relax and enjoy, a place
of lore and legend.
Traditional villages like Killin nestle amid magnificent scenery;
the spectacular Falls of Dochart, Lochearnheads stunning
loch-side setting and, nestling in an ancient glacial valley,
the Highland villages of Tyndrum and Crianlarich.