This journey, in five fascinating chunks, links Loch Tay with Loch Lomond through the very heart of the Trossachs. Exploring hidden recesses of Loch Lomond and the Trossachs, Scotland’s first national park, this trip is 45 miles (72km) of tantalising pure magic.
Crossing the best known areas of the National Park gives a really good impression of its rich diversity, and we follow routes which were much frequented in past times by tinkers, traders and drovers but now are quiet, wild places. It’s just great!
If you're looking for a short break that's easily accessible from Glasgow or Edinburgh airports, this is the one for you.
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Your walking holiday includes:
- Qualified Mountain Leader
- 5 guided walking days
- 4 nights guest house accommodation with breakfasts
- Transport from and back to Stirling
- Daily transport as required and for baggage
- VAT at 20%
Trossachs Wild Trek brief itinerary:
Day 1: After assembling in Stirling, we head to Killin on the shores of Loch Tay, from where the journey begins. We follow the River and then Glen Dochart back from Loch Tay, through Killin, to Ledharrie; a wee warm up before the journey to follow. (~8ml / 12km, 200m ascent).
Day 2: Continue today up over the Irishman’s Pass and down Kirkton Glen to Balquhidder, where we should have time to look around Rob Roy McGregor’s burial site. Then finish off by walking up to Balimore, giving us a good start for tomorrow. (~8mls / 12km, 555m ascent).
Day 3: Today’s journey takes us up and over into Glen Finglas and down to Brig o’Turk. (~10mls / 16km, 450m ascent).
Day 4: Onward and upward; round by Loch Achray, up Glean Riabhachan and over the high pass on the side of Ben Venue, to descend down to Loch Ard and the attractive village of Kinlochard. (~9mls / 14km, 600m ascent).
Day 5: Now for the final chunk of the journey. We weave a way through the Queen Elizabeth Forest Park to reach the ancient trading route round the side of Ben Lomond, taking us down to the shores of Loch Lomond at Rowardennan. (~10mls / 16km, 530m ascent). After a wee celebration locally, we return to Stirling to arrive there before 18:00
4 nights guest house accommodation (2x Killin plus 2x Callander) with breakfasts included. Rooms are shared except when a single room supplement has been paid. Rooms will be ensuite where possible but this cannot be absolutely guaranteed.
Breakfasts are included in the price of your holiday but, to give you maximum flexibility, packed lunches and evening meals are your own responsibility. For evening meals you will be staying either somewhere where there are bar meals or within walking distance of restaurants. Packed lunches may be obtainable from the accommodation if requested the night before or, alternatively, you can source your own items from a range of shops.
Video from our Trossachs Wild Trek
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Maps of the area & background reading
To get the most from your C-N-Do Scotland activity you may wish to do some background reading prior to departure.
Books which you may find informative are:
- Loch Lomond and the Trossachs in History and Legend - P.J.G. Ransom
- The Trossachs: History and Guide - William F. Hendrie
- Loch Lomond & the Trossachs; including Rob Roy Country - Rennie McOwan
No Scheduled Dates Remaining
Looks like our scheduled dates for this activity are finished for this year. You can still book this activity privately for yourself or a small group, just use our enquiry form and provide us with your requirements.
- Grade: -
- Price: £645
- Duration: 5 days
- Accommodation: 4 nights
- Accom type: Guest House
- Walking/Exploring: on 5 days
- Travel: Part of 2 day
- Group min: 4
- Group max: 7
- Meet: Stirling Railway Station or C-N-Do Office, Stirling
- Finish: Stirling