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Faerie Hollow: Loch Lubnaig beag

Stop, sit and linger. ‘Loch Lubnaig beag’ is nestled between the shrubs in a natural hollow in the landscape with stunning views across Loch Lubnaig to Ben Ledi.

‘Sloc’ is Scots Gaelic for ‘grassy hollow’, and ‘Sìtheanach’ represents ‘faerie people’, who according to our mythology reside at places of peace and tranquility.  The specialist metalwork you’ll see at your feet in the hollow features a verse by local bard Alexander Campbell.

“Now Winter’s wind sweeps” depicts man’s place in natural cycles, and encourages one to appreciate what is around them.”

This is the perfect place to do just that.

Did you know? The 3 mile (5km) long Loch Lubnaig (Gaelic for the ‘Crooked Loch’), lies between the pretty bustling town of Callander and Strathyre.

See and do

Once you have crossed the Highland Boundary Fault from Callander to Strathyre you will experience a truly highland landscape. Beyond Kimahog the road twists and undulates through the Pass of Leny, waterfalls and rapids in the gorge below.  You can see an abundance of woodland plants in the dappled shade beneath the surrounding trees. The steep, craggy mountainsides of Ben Ledi and Ardnandave Hill dominate the view from Lubnaig Beag.

Two new National Park visitor sites on the shores of the Loch Lubnaig are now open. At the larger of the two sites nearer Strathyre, you can make use of new barbecue stands, picnic benches and toilets. Be aware of the camping management zone in this area – click here to see the available campsites at Loch Lubanig.

View a map of this route

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View a full size map of Faerie Hollow Scenic Route

The Scottish Scenic Routes project was created in 2013 to promote rural economies, provide young architects with opportunities and to enhance the visitor experience of the Scottish landscape. Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park are proud to house 4 of the 8 installations.

As a new project it is still being evaluated, therefore we would kindly ask you to fill out the following survey in support of a Masters student project helping with the evaluation, if you have visited Inveruglas or any of the other structures in the Loch Lomond area – https://survey.napier.ac.uk/n/zz3b4.aspx.

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