Top 10 Walks in Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park
Read our top 10 walks around Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park. A fantastic place to go walking and exploring all year round.
1. Tigh Mor to Kinlochard via Ben Venue
Starting from Loch Achray follow forestry tracks to reach the hill path which follows Glen Riabhach up onto the shoulder of Ben Venue. If time and weather permits you can go up to the summit before dropping down Ledard Glen to reach Kinlochard. (6 miles & 2000’ of ascent).
2. The Great Trossachs Path 1
Starting at Inversnaid, make your way along shared mountain bike paths and roads to Trossachs pier, taking care on the steep rough path that makes up the first section of this route. At just less than 18 miles long, expect this route to take around eight hours to complete so be sure to dress accordingly and take plenty of provisions for the journey.
3. The Aber Trail
There’s plenty to see on The Aber Trail which starts at Millennium Hall and ends at Loch Lomond National Nature Reserve. From alder and ash trees to buzzards, wood warblers and tree pipits, this is a wonderful route for nature-lovers.
4. Ben Lomond
With a fairly smooth terrain and little navigation required, Ben Lomond is one of the easiest Munros – in fact, it’s so popular with walkers that it’s one of Scotland’s most-climbed hills, second to Ben Nevis. If you’re looking for a more peaceful stroll, there are several alternative routes to try which are less populated, such as the Ptarmigan route which offers a fine descent.
5. Aberfoyle to Brig o’ Turk over the Menteith Hills
Explore Aberfoyle to Brig o’ Turk, via the Menteith Hills. Depending on the weather, you can go over the hills themselves or follow the lower level route below them. (Up to 9 miles & 2000’ of ascent – depending on exact route taken).
6. Rob Roy Way
If you want a good weeks worth of walking around Loch Lomond, then the Rob Roy Way is for you. Starting from Drymen close to the south east corner of Loch Lomond, this Scottish Great Trail can be either 77 or 94 miles dependent on the route option along Loch Tay. You’ll be met with truly breath-taking scenic views along the way.
7. Auchmore circuit to Killin
This gentle walk offers a wonderful taste of the beautiful landscape around Killin including woodlands, Loch Tay and the towering Tarmachan Ridge.
8. Strone Hill
This secnic route starts from Graham’s Point Heritage Park and follows forest paths and roads before it becomes a faint path onto the open hill.
9. Callander Meadows
The route starts from north Ancaster square, Callander. Turn right into Main Street and then left at traffic lghts into Bridge Street. Just before the bridge follow the path to the right into the Meadows car park and continue beside the River Teith. Join the surfaced path and walk south along the river bank with views of Ben Ledi to the west.
10. Bracklinn Falls Circuit
A great mid-level walk just north of Callander through varied woodland to the Bracklinn bridge with views over the Bracklin Falls and gorge below. The path crosses back over the Keltie Water at a wide pool known as Scout Pool and returns to the car park by a minor road.
There you have it. This is just a small snapshot of the many stunning walks that The Trossachs has to offer. Why not book one of our guided walking breaks at Gartmore House and come and explore the area.
Please ensure when walking or hiking in the Scottish countryside you are prepared and respect the land around you. Find out more about staying safe in the park.