Walking and cycling in Loch Lomond and Trossachs
Walking and hiking
The Trossachs truly is a walkers paradise. There are many walks to choose from, ranging from light strolls to more strenuous climbs, all against a backdrop of breathtaking mountain scenery and spectacular waterfalls.
Visit Rob Roy MacGregor’s grave at Balquhidder Glen and continue on to enjoy superb views over Loch Voil. Walk from Callander to the Callander Crags where you’ll be rewarded with a panorama reaching as far as Stirling, the Ochils Hills and the Pentland Hills over Edinburgh. Other areas for keen walkers include sections of the famous West Highland Way from Crianlarich to Tyndrum and on to Bridge of Orchy. For gentler family walks, follow disused railway tracks between Callander and Strathyre, or the Glen Ogle Trail from Lochearnhead.
The Trossachs & Breadalbane is famed for its mountain scenery which provides unsurpassed opportunities for cyclists, most especially the fittest of mountain bikers and racers, since the mountains of Breadalbane are amongst the highest in Scotland. The cycle track circumnavigating Loch Katrine offers glorious scenic beauty while the Queen Elizabeth Forest Park has Britain's largest network of off-road cycle tracks.
The relatively safe, quiet roads off the main routes also offer more leisurely family cycling. This is particularly true around the quieter country lanes around the Trossachs, along the shores of Loch Voil and on the Callander to Strathyre cycle way