Hill Walking

HILL WALKING FURTHER AFIELD FROM LOCHEND

We 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 to your chalet in time for dinner.

The best hill walks within a daytrip of Lochend

Here is a brief summary of the best walks within a daytrip of Lochend.

 

Tarmachan Ridge, nr Killin (1hr drive; 6hrs walking)

Meall nan Tarmachan (3,421ft) is one of the easiest Munros (Scottish mountains over 3,000ft) to reach thanks to a fairly high car park about six miles east of Killin. However, the summit is just the start of one of the best ridge walks in Britain, with a short scramble off one of the wee summits, Meall Garbh, to keep you on your mettle!

 

Glencoe (90mins drive)

Scotland’s most famous glen is steeped in history, but it is also one of this country’s most spectacular glens, and absolutely riddled with walks, from a white-knuckle traverse of Aonach Eagach, perhaps Britain’s most famous ridge walk to a one-hour stroll looping through an ornamental woodland around lovely Lochan Strathcona.

 

Ben Nevis (2hrs drive; 8hrs walking)

It’s a long old schlepp to the top of Britain’s highest summit (4,435ft) – now three foot taller after a recent remeasuring in March 2016! – but it’s a beautiful walk with absolutely staggering views, and it can be done – in good weather – by anyone with decent fitness.

 

Cairngorm National Park (2hrs 30mins drive)

Britain’s largest national park has the most extensive range of high mountains in the UK. There are walks galore from wild, wilderness yomps high up on the vast, tundra-like plateau (keeping an eye out for Britain’s only free-ranging reindeer herd) to easy loops round lovely lochans through ancient Scots pine forests – last vestige of the vast Caledonian Forest that once covered most of mainland Scotland.

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Hill Walking

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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.