The Trossachs - Callander and Aberfoyle

The Trossachs - Callander and Aberfoyle

The Trossachs are often referred to as the Highlands in miniature. The real beauty of the region are its richly forested lochs, with especially spectacular colours in autumn. They include Lochs Ard, Venachar, Achray and Chon, but most famous is Loch Katrine, indelibly associated with Sir Walter Scott. Scott helped to popularise the region in the nineteenth century and the Trossachs became immensely fashionable - on the itinerary of many distinguished Victorians.

Today the Trossachs are as popular as ever, and the small town of Callander and village of Aberfoyle are hugely popular with visitors. The steamship Sir Walter Scott still plies its trade along the lovely waters of Loch Katrine and the hills have become known and loved by thousands.


Walk Grade Length Time
Flanders Moss National Nature Reserve, near Kippen grade0.9km 30 minutes
Inversnaid RSPB nature trail grade2.5km 1 hour
Loch Drunkie grade3.25km 1 hour
Achray Water circular grade4.5km 1.5 - 2 hours
Bracklinn Falls, Callander grade5.25km 1.5 hours
Lochan Spling, Aberfoyle grade6km 1.5 hours
Doon Hill and Fairy Knowe, Aberfoyle grade6.5km 2 hours
Loch Àrd and Ghleannain Loch, near Aberfoyle grade6.75km 1.5 - 2.5 hours
Loch Venachar forestry walk grade7km 2 hours
Callander to Falls of Leny circuit grade7.5km 2 - 3 hours
Bochastle and the Falls of Leny grade7.5km 2 hours
Leannach Forest circuit grade8km 2 - 2.5 hours
Kinlochard and the Crannog grade12km 3 - 4 hours
Great Trossachs Path 2: Trossachs Pier to Callander grade19km 4.5 - 5.5 hours
Loch Katrine grade21km 4.5 - 5.5 hours
Ben A'an gradegrade3.7km 2 - 4 hours
Callander Crags gradegrade4km 1.5 - 2 hours
Craigmore, near Aberfoyle gradegrade5.5km 2 - 2.5 hours
Little Druim Wood and the Brig o' Turk loop gradegrade5.5km 2 hours
Lime Craig circuit, near Aberfoyle gradegrade6km 1.5 - 2.5 hours
Lendrick Hill, near Brig o' Turk. gradegrade7.25km 2 - 3 hours
Stank Glen gradegrade8.5km 2.5 - 3.5 hours
Primrose Hill, Loch Katrine gradegrade11km 2.5 - 4 hours
Loch Venachar circuit, near Brig o'Turk gradegrade19km 4.5 - 5 hours
Great Trossachs Path: Inversnaid to Trossachs pier gradegrade28.5km 7.5 - 8 hours
Ben Ledi gradegradegrade10km 4 - 6 hours
Ledard Farm to Loch Achray gradegradegrade10.5km 4 - 6 hours
Ben Venue from Ledard Farm gradegradegrade11.5km 5 - 6 hours
Ben Venue from Loch Achray gradegradegrade14km 5 - 6 hours
The Mell circuit, Glen Finglas gradegradegrade27km 6.5 - 7 hours
Beinn a' Choin, near Inversnaid gradegradegradegrade8.75km 5 - 6 hours
The Rob Roy Way 128km 7 stages
Scottish National Trail864km6 weeks

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