Images of Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park

Top Ten Days Out

Puck's GlenPuck's Glen

A fairy glen named after Puck from a Midsummer’s Night Dream. Medium difficulty walk, easy to follow path, start from Forestry car park near Benmore Botanic Garden - 2 miles, 1.5 hours.

Look our for: ferns and mosses beneath a canopy of coniferous forest, giant trees. 

Further information: www.forestry.gov.uk

Glen Ogle, along old railway

A chance to see the historic railway viaduct. This waymarked trail follows the old railway line out of Lochearnhead and heads towards the pass to Killin. Car parking at start of walk - 6.5 miles, 3 or 4 hours. 

Look out for: mountain plants, butterflies.

Further information: http://walking.visitscotland.com

Endrick Mouth via Aber Path

Part of Loch Lomond National Nature Reserve, a special place with a rich natural heritage. Parking at Millennium Hall, Gartocharn. Easy walk - allow 2 hours.

Look our for: woods, waterfowl, reed beds.

Further information: www.nnr-scotland.org.uk

Glen OgleBird of prey trail, in the Trossachs

Travelling on The Trossachs Bird of Prey trail will give you a chance to watch some of Scotland’s most magnificent wildlife.

Look out for: birds of prey.

Further information: www.birdofpreytrail.com

Conic Hill

Climb this hill for magnificent views of Loch Lomond and its islands showing the Highland boundary fault line. Takes an hour to get to the top, easy to follow path but steep all the way.

Look out for: geology -  heather moorland, upland birds.

Further information: http://walking.visitscotland.com

Inchcailloch

Inchcailloch is part of the Loch Lomond National Nature Reserve. This magical island is steeped in history and a haven for wildlife. Medium difficulty walk after ferry crossing.

Look out for: woodland, woodland plants, birds, fallow deer. In the spring the island is carpeted with bluebells.

Further information: www.lochlomond-trossachs.org

Inchcailloch bluebellsDavid Marshall Lodge, Aberfoyle

At David Marshall Lodge you can see live CCTV images beamed from different locations. You may be lucky enough to see buzzards, red squirrels, peregrines and even ospreys.

Look out for: osprey, water fowl.

Further information: www.forestry.gov.uk

Kilmun Arboretum

Admire groves of remarkable exotic trees collected from around the world.

Look out for: exotic trees, eucalyptus.

Further Information: www.forestry.gov.uk

Strathyre, Bailefuil Walk

Enjoy walking above the beautiful village of Strathyre. Bailefuil walk can be started from Strathyre car park.

Look out for: red squirrels, buzzards, wood peckers.  

Further information: www.forestry.gov.uk

Inchmahome, Lake of Menteith

Set on an island in the Lake of Menteith, Inchmahome is an idyllically-situated Augustinian monastery dating from 1238. A ferry runs from the car park on the B8034.

Look out for: ospreys

Further information: www.historic-scotland.gov.uk