Lochend may be a great base for exploring Scotland, but there is a huge amount to do right here on the estate, without even getting in the car. For many guests, Lochend isn't just somewhere to stay, it's somewhere to be - a beautiful spot to relax in nature. 

The lake dominates Lochend activities: it’s right outside your window, whichever lodge, cabin or chalet you pick. So, whether you’re sipping a glass of wine and watching the sun set over the Menteith Hills, spotting ospreys fishing in the water, picnicking on the shore, or heading out in our fishing or rowing boat, or even diving clad in your Speedos, the lake is ready and waiting. But there's plenty more to occupy you here, too. Browse the panels below for all Lochend activities.


Within the grounds of Lochend, in what was once the estate piggery, lies the acclaimed Nick Nairn Cook School, and it's new summer resturant, run by our big brother, Nick Nairn.


Go Fishing at Lochend Chalets on The Lake of Menteith. One of Scotland’s premier trout fishing waters which frequently hosts the fly-fishing national and World Championship events.


Suitable for all abilities and ages this half day instructed paddle board session with Beyond Adventure will provide the ideal introduction to this fantastic water activity on The Lake Of Menteith.


The Loch Lomond & Trossachs National Park is a renowned cyclist’s paradise. The area is packed with fantastic road & off-road routes that include dramatic mountain passes & amazing loch-side trails.


Hidden away on 38 tranquil acres beside the Lake of Menteith, the shore and woods around our cabins and lodges shelter a wealth of birdlife and other wildlife, including otters, deer, red squirrels and pine martens.


With low levels of light pollution at Lochend, particularily in the chilly winter months, we have a sky full of stars just waiting for you to set up a tripod and camera or just lie on your back and look up.


This ancient piece of land we are lucky to inhabit is a fabulous place to practice mindfulness, meditation or yoga on the lawn. Find out all the amazing places to relax and rejuvenate your wellbeing at The Lake Of Mentieth.


One of the most interesting things about taking photos around Lochend is the light that Scotland’s seasons offer. The view over the lake changes constantly. Check out which months bring new subjects for you to snap.


The stage of many a keenly contested family table-tennis match or pool session, our games room is a great place for young and sometimes old guests to hang out with newfound pals.


We have a full-sized concrete court at Lochend (we supply rackets but not balls). The tennis court is also a great place for impromptu games of football-tennis, dodgeball and family friendly rivalries.


Stretching out in front of our chalets, cabins and lodges, the lake dominates Lochend life. Enjoy paddling, swimming, rowing and fishing or even bring your own paddle-board, kayak or canoe.


Sheltered below an ancient oak tree just back from the lake, our play area has a wooden play-boat that is always a real hit with younger guests, and a rope swing that is popular with children of all ages.


Away from the lake, but under a minute's stroll from the waterfront chalets, there is also the Nick Nairn Cook School, with its new summer resturant, run by our big brother, Nick. Running Thursday-Sunday during the summer, it offers indoor and outdoor seating and a family friendly menu.

Lochend is a wonderful place for families. In summer, the lake – very shallow for yards away from the shore – is always full of paddling toddlers and children with their fishing nets.

We have a play area, games room, tennis court, nature trail, mountain-biking trail and trails bike skills area.

 I grew up at Lochend and have such happy memories of long, summer nights spent playing hide-and-seek and climbing trees with younger chalet guests when I was a child. So it’s always a thrill to see children roaming around Lochend today with oodles of newfound friends. Best of all, Lochend is a place where children and their parents can feel free.


Browse all the amazing things you can do when you enjoy a short break here on the Lake of Menteith. Stay on site or explore the local landscapes. Explore our national park, take a trip further afield, or use your holiday lodge as a base to tour around Scotland. Whatever your interests, there will always be something to keep you entertained and make memories that will last a lifetime.