Trossachs

ACTIVITIES AROUND THE TROSSACHS

Lochend lies at the quiet southeastern corner of Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park, a spectacular 720-square mile pocket of loch, glen and ben centred around Loch Lomond. Not for nothing the area is known as the Highlands-in-Miniature: the park has a wild, dramatic Highland feel, but is also relatively compact. As remote as Lochend feels as you stare from your chalet across the lake, we’re actually never more than half an hour from an array of castles and distilleries, golf courses and pretty, mountain villages.

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

The Trossachs are criss-crossed by a network of routes, from gentle, lochside 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 or a lake to paddle in. We also have our own play park right here beside the lake

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 guest 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 stables only 5 minutes from Lochend. Catering for riders of all abilities aged 4+, this friendly 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 relaxing beside the road. Check out some other amazing drives

WALKING

There are so many fantastic walks right on our doorstep 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 have made a real name for themselves 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 – Trossachs means ‘ragged rock’ – the park is a fantastic landscape for walkers, horse-riders and mountain-bikers, with mile-upon-mile of mountain paths and lochside forest trails.

Not that you need break sweat to enjoy some epic mountain grandeur. There are wonderful boat trips on Loch Katrine, Loch Lomond and even on 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 horse-and-carriage – is heaven in a hatchback!

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.