This linear walk along picturesque Loch Katrine can be combined with the steamer sailing from Trossachs Pier. It can also be walked in the other direction, catching the afternoon sailing from Stronachlachar. The route also makes a good, and popular, cycle, although bikes must be booked on the boat in advance.
Minor road closed to most vehicles, some short steep sections.
Start the walk from the pier at Stronachlachar. Here the classic steamship, the Sir Walter Scott, alights from Trossachs Pier at 11.15 am, leaving plenty of time for the return walk. For further information on times and prices see www.lochkatrine.com. From the pier walk up the road until you pass Hillview Cottage, with a thistle on the front wall. Turn right after the cottage, go past a white gate and follow the road slightly downhill. This road around Loch Katrine, is privately owned by Scottish Water, and dates back to the time when the Loch first supplied water to Glasgow in 1859. Opened by Queen Victoria, sale of soap reportedly fell by a half in parts of Glasgow as the soft clean water needed less help to get people clean.
Stronachlachar. Map and directions.
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