At Killin Highland Lodges, we are fortunate to be located right on the edge of the Loch Lomond & Trossachs National Park. It was the first of Scotland’s National Parks, so it’s no surprise that it includes a fantastic array of landscapes and wildlife. There are 21 Munros, 22 lochs, and 50 areas of special conservation. It’s a rich and vibrant part of the world we’re delighted to have on our doorstep.
Whatever sort of outdoor excursion you’re looking for, you can find something to suit. For example, there are quiet lochside strolls or strenuous mountain climbs to find. Several long-distance walking paths cross the areas, which are well worth a try. You can find the West Highland Way, Rob Roy Way, and The Three Lochs Way.
If you travel to Loch Lomond, you can find several ideal sites for climbing or bouldering.
For cycling, the most popular route is the West Loch Lomond Cycle Path. If you didn’t bring a bike, there are plenty of places to rent one, and you can even get a guided mountain bike tour of the national park as well.
The national park is home to a huge array on animals, from red deer in the north of the park and otters around the head of Loch Tay. In the sky, you may see ospreys, hear the curlews, swifts and lapwings, while in the trees you could spot the shy red squirrels.
Loch Lomond is the largest inland stretch of water in the UK. A ride on the historic steamboat should be high on anyone’s to-do list when visiting the area. However, Loch Katrine is also a great stretch of water to enjoy a sightseeing tour on.
With all the water in the areas, you can find a multitude of water-based activities to enjoy. You can go sailing, kayaking, and canoeing if you want to be in charge of the boat tour yourself. There are spots where you can go for a swim if you’re feeling brave. For the more adventurous, you can find paddleboarding, seaplane rides, and even river sledging!