EXTREME BIKING FURTHER AFIELD FROM LOCHEND
Scotland’s forested mountains are packed with world-class biking trails, and the Trossachs has some of the best of them. Here are the best of the rest – all within a highly scenic two-hour drive of Lochend.
The best Scottish mountain-biking centres and trails within a daytrip of Lochend Chalets
Glentress, Borders (1hr 40mins)
With nearly miles of dedicated single track winding its way through Glentress Forest in the Tweed Valley, this fabulous mountain-biking centre is one of eight such centres in The Borders, and the unofficial home of Scottish mountain-biking. There are graded pistes for all levels, with one-mile Spooky Wood worth the drive alone, featuring 18 jumps, 17 tabletops, 4 rock drops and twelve 180-degree bermed bends.
Nevis Range nr Fort William (2 hours)
Just along from Ben Nevis, on the same hill used by skiiers (link to Further Afield/Skiing) in winter, Nevis Range has a fantastic mix of gentle forest trails and white-knuckle downhills, including the 1.75-mile World Championship trail that drops 555 exhilarating metres from the top of the gondola. 4 minutes 35 seconds is the time to beat!
Wolftrax, Laggan (2 hours)
On the western edge of Cairngorm National Park, this great centre near Newtonmore has a couple of cool skills areas, and 20 miles of graded pistes through Laggan forest, with fabulous views of the Monadhliath Hills.
MORE ACTIVITIES FURTHER AFIELD FROM LOCHEND
SEA FISHING FURTHER AFIELD FROM LOCHENDAs well as the world-class fishing here on the Lake of Menteith, Scotland is home to some of the best fishing on the planet in Highland rivers, secluded island lochs, and all along the indented west coast.The best fishing daytrips from LochendClick here for an excellent guide to fishing in
DISTILLERIES FURTHER AFIELD FROM LOCHENDWhisky (the name comes from the Gaelic ‘uisge beatha’ or ‘water of life’) has been distilled in Scotland for more than 500 years. There are more than 100 distilleries across the mainland and isles, so pretty much whichever direction you head from Lochend Chalets, you’ll find one to visit.The top distilleries
EXTREME BIKING FURTHER AFIELD FROM LOCHENDScotland’s forested mountains are packed with world-class biking trails, and the Trossachs has some of the best of them. Here are the best of the rest – all within a highly scenic two-hour drive of Lochend.The best Scottish mountain-biking centres and trails within a daytrip of Lochend ChaletsGlentress, Borders (1hr
HILL WALKING FURTHER AFIELD FROM LOCHENDWe have fantastic walking right here on our doorstep, but we’re also no more than 90 minutes from the hiker’s heaven that is Glencoe, and only two hours from the foot of Ben Nevis, Britain’s highest peak. It means you can have a magnificent Highland yomp and still be back
LINKS GOLF FURTHER AFIELD FROM LOCHENDWe have some amazing golf courses right here on our doorstep – Ryder Cup venue Gleneagles and Loch Lomond’s The Carrick are both within a 40-minute drive of Lochend.Play some of the best golf courses in Scotland, including St Andrew’s, Kingsbarns and TurnberryAberfoyle has a fantastic wee course only 10
SNOW SPORTS FURTHER AFIELD FROM LOCHENDWe have some great skiing within a 75-minute drive of Lochend, and with changing weather patterns bringing huge amounts of snow to the Highlands and Cairngorm, resorts are increasingly investing in lifts and resort facilities. Of course, the skiing is not as extensive as say, the Alps, but there’s more
MORE THINGS TO DO AT LOCHEND CHALETS
With so much on offer at Lochend Chalets we have listed our favourite things to do for you. Browse all the amazing things you can do when you enjoy a short break ta The Lake of Menteith. Stay on site or explore the local landscapes. Take a day trip somewhere further afield or use your holiday lodge as a base to tour around Scotland. Whatever you want to do there will always be something to keep you entertained and make memories that will last a lifetime.