West Coast

TOURING DAYS IN SCOTLAND FROM LOCHEND

 

WEST COAST

We’re only 90 minutes from Glencoe, and two hours from Fort William and Oban, Gateway to the Isles. With the beautiful Inner Hebridean island of Mull only a 45-minute ferry from Oban, that means even some of the most dramatic Highland & Island scenery is just a daytrip from Lochend. Here are a couple of daytrips we recommend:

The best West Coast daytrips from Lochend

GLENCOE

A wonderful drive twixt ben and glen, giving you a really proper hit of dramatic Highland scenery starting only 20 minutes from Lochend when you reach the shores of Loch Lubnaig. At the end of the loch, a quick one-mile detour to Balquhidder brings you to Rob Roy’s grave, then it’s on past Glen Ogle viaduct to Tyndrum.

Stop here at the Real Food Cafe, then the mountain scenery really becomes magnficent, with Glencoe’s much photographed Buchaille Etive Mhor (as seen in Skyfall) looming majestically over the top of Glencoe. Pull over into the layby for breathtaking views of The Three Sisters, then on to the excellent Glencoe Visitor Centre for lunch and a fascinating exhibit on the notorious 1692 massacre.

Before heading back to Lochend, you could go for walk or detour 30 minutes there-and-back to Kinlochleven’s Ice Factor, the biggest indoor ice-climbing wall in the world.

 

OBAN & THE ISLES

Oban (aka Gateway to the Isles) is the main west coast town with a bustling vibe and sweeping views of Kerrera and Mull – only two hours from Lochend via Tyndrum (see the route description above). From Oban, you could turn the drive into a really spectacular loop, returning via Lochgilphead, Inverary, Loch Fyne Oyster Bar, the Arrochar Alps and Loch Lomond, a three-hour return that would show you a huge chunk of the West Coast.

Alternatively, it’s only a 45-minute ferry to Mull, so you could even manage a loop round northern Mull (2.5hrs) taking in pretty Tobermory and the stunning bonewhite beach at Calgary Bay, catching the last ferry back at 7.30pm. In summer, you’ll still be back to Lochend before dark!

TOURING DAYS IN SCOTLAND FROM LOCHEND

Edinburgh

TOURING DAYS IN SCOTLAND FROM LOCHEND EDINBURGHWhere to start? First, perhaps, by saying that while Lochend feels incredibly secluded, in fact, we’re only about 75 minutes from the Royal Mile – or maybe two hours if you take the one-hour train from Dunblane or Stirling to Waverley Station.The best things to do in EdinburghAnd what a

Loch Lomond

TOURING DAYS IN SCOTLAND FROM LOCHEND   LOCH LOMONDThe famous ‘bonny banks of Loch Lomond’ lie only about half an hour’s drive from our chalets, offering beautiful walks, magnificent scenery and at its southern shores a panoramic shopping and leisure complex with restaurants, a visitor centre, cruise tours, and an aquarium.Visiting Britain’s biggest lake from

East Coast

TOURING DAYS IN SCOTLAND FROM LOCHEND   EAST COASTWhile the West Coast has a wild, wind-lashed beauty and a string of magical islands, the East Coast wins every time when it comes to cute fishing villages and bucket-and-spade seaside towns – with no midges, even in summer!Visit the East Coast’s best beaches and townsWhile the

West Coast

TOURING DAYS IN SCOTLAND FROM LOCHEND   WEST COASTWe’re only 90 minutes from Glencoe, and two hours from Fort William and Oban, Gateway to the Isles. With the beautiful Inner Hebridean island of Mull only a 45-minute ferry from Oban, that means even some of the most dramatic Highland & Island scenery is just a

Glasgow

TOURING DAYS IN SCOTLAND FROM LOCHEND   GLASGOWIt always amazes me that while you sit by the lake at Lochend, you’re actually less than an hour from the centre of Scotland’s biggest city, or just over an hour if you drive to Milngavie and get the train from there.The best things to do in GlasgowGenerally

Perth

TOURING DAYS IN SCOTLAND FROM LOCHEND   PERTHFormerly the capital of Scotland, Perth is a really elegant old town lying on the banks of the Tay – not for nothing it is known as the Fair City. Only about an hour from Lochend, Perth has lovely galleries, a handsome semi-pedestrianised centre with great shops and

Stirling

TOURING DAYS IN SCOTLAND FROM LOCHEND   STIRLINGOfficially granted ‘city’ status as part of the Queen’s Golden Jubilee in 2002, Stirling nevertheless feels more like a town than a city, with one Vue cinema, a fab new leisure centre, a pretty, pedestrianised centre, and a cluster of nice old medieval lanes up by the magnficent

Oban

TOURING DAYS IN SCOTLAND FROM LOCHEND   OBANThe pretty harbour town of Oban, little bay in Gaelic, is a very lovely 2 and a bit hour drive from  Lochend. Passing by the Green Wellie Stop and the Gold Mine at Tyndrum, skirting round the  edge of the beautiful Loch Awe and passing, or stopping, at

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.