Trossachs

TROSSACHS ACTIVITIES FOR EVERYONE

Lochend lies at the quiet south-eastern corner of Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park, a spectacular 720-square mile central-Scotland pocket of loch, glen and ben, with Loch Lomond at its heart. Sometimes called the Highlands in miniature, our national park has a wild, dramatic Highland feel, with some beautiful big mountains, but is also relatively compact. And, as remote as Lochend feels as you stare from your chalet across the lake to Ben Lomond, we’re perfectly situated for Trossachs activities, within  half an hour of an array of castles and distilleries, golf courses and villages with cafes, shops and foodie pubs, and the city of Stirling.

Browse the panels below for Trosscahs activities highlights and information.

EXTREME SPORTS

The only way to make extreme sports even more memorable is to experience them in one of the most breathtaking places in the world.

CYCLING

A network of cycle routes criss-crosses The Trossachs, from gentle loch-side trundles to full on Danny MacAskill type single-track descents.

WHISKY

There are two excellent distilleries within 30 mins of Lochend, however, one of the best whisky experiences is only a 20 min walk from the chalets.

FAMILY ACTIVITIES

In many ways Lochend is one giant play park, with trees to climb, a lake to paddle in and a wee play area. There are many nearby Trossachs activites for families too.

VISITOR CENTRE

Less than 15 minutes from Lochend, The Lodge is the Forestry Commission’s flagship visitor centre, and a place we’ve been going to as a family for years. It’s somewhere our guests really love

GOLF

We’ve got so many great golf courses within a pitching wedge of the chalets. Being so centrally located means that St Andrew’s, Troon, Muirfield and Turnberry are all easily reached from Lochend.

PONY TREKKING

We’re really lucky to have an excellent friendly riding stables only 5 minutes from Lochend. Catering for riders of all abilities aged 4+, this riding centre offers pony-trekking, Segway-treks and quad pods.

SHOPS & GALLERIES

Home to fantastic foodie produce, locally brewed drinks and a burgeoning local arts scene, the Trossachs are full of great wee delis, craft shops, local traders and galleries to explore.

SIGHTSEEING

It is impossible to list all the castles and monuments, historic villages and boat trips in the area, but we’ve picked out a few favourites, all within a half-hour drive of the chalets.

SCENIC DRIVES

Our own lake road is one of the most beautiful, twisting and turning along the Lake of Menteith, with roe deer often seen from the road. Check out some other amazing drives...

WALKING

There are so many fantastic walks here in the TRossachs, that it’s almost impossible to pick out just a few. Check out some of our favourite walks (easy to hard) in our quick guide.

DINING

The Trossachs area have made a real name for itself in foodie circles. Here are some of our favourite places for a taste of the Trossachs, all within about a half-hour drive of our chalets.

EXPLORING LOCH LOMOND & THE TROSSACHS NATIONAL PARK FROM LOCHEND CHALETS

Dominated by mountains, our national park is a fantastic landscape for walkers, horse-riders and mountain-bikers, with mile-upon-mile of mountain paths and loch-side forest trails.

Not that you need break sweat to enjoy some epic mountain grandeur. Trossachs activities in the national park include wonderful boat trips on Loch Katrine, Loch Lomond, and even our own Lake of Menteith. While the 26-mile loop road from Callander via Port of Menteith, Aberfoyle and the Duke’s Pass – a section built so Queen Victoria could soak up the magnificent mountain views from her horse-and-carriage – is heaven in a hatchback.

HOLIDAYS AT LOCHEND CHALETS - MORE THINGS TO DO 

Browse a selection of our favourite things to 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 day 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 last a lifetime.