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HOW TO GET TO LOCHEND CHALETS

Lochend sits on the southern shores of the Lake of Menteith, in the Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park. We're situated off the B8034 between Arnprior and Port of Menteith. We are about one hour's drive from both Glasgow and Edinburgh airports, and 25 minutes from Stirling station. Click here for our location and here are the Google Map Co-Ordinates –

56°10’12.7″N 4°16’13.7″W

56.170182, -4.270479

Unfortunately, Sat Navs mostly want to take you along a farm track to our very patient neighbours who share our postcode, so here is a detailed guide on how to get to Lochend Chalets. See below for a short video guide showing the final part of the journey. 

BY CAR

From Glasgow airport: follow signs for M8 Greenock. Travel 4 miles, then join M898 (Erskine Bridge-Toll). At the end of the bridge, take the left slip road (signed A82, A81 Crianlarich). Continue on A82 for 9 miles (still following signs for A81) until the roundabout at Balloch, taking third exit onto A811 (signed A81 Stirling). Continue along A811 for approx 12 miles until the T-junction with A81. Turn left and continue north for approx 8 miles towards Aberfoyle. Just before Aberfoyle (Rob Roy Inn to your left), turn right, signposted for Port of Menteith. Continue until Port of Menteith. Turn right onto the B8034 and drive approx 1.5 miles, passing Lochend Fisheries and The Lake Hotel. Pass Inchie Farm on the right, turn right into the road signposted Lochend Chalets.

From Edinburgh airport: follow signs to M9, then drive NW on M9 to Junction 10 (ignoring Junction 9 turn off to Stirling). At Junction 10, take the first exit onto A84 (signpost Crianlarich); just after Blairdrummond Safari Park, turn left onto the A873, through Thornhill and onto Port of Menteith. At Port of Menteith turn left (signpost Arnprior) on to B8034 and drive approx 1.5 miles, passing Lochend Fisheries and The Lake Hotel. Pass Inchie Farm on the right, turn right into the road signposted Lochend Chalets.

From the North: take the A9 south towards Dunblane. Take the A820 exit towards Doune. At Doune, turn left onto the A84, then in less than a mile, turn right onto the B826, then right again onto the B873 just before Thornhill. Carry on another five miles to Port of Menteith, then turn left onto B8034 (signposted Arnprior). Drive approx 1.5 miles, passing Lochend Fisheries and The Lake Hotel. Pass Inchie Farm on the right, turn right into the road signposted Lochend Chalets.

From the North West: follow the A84 to Callander. At the 2nd set of traffic lights after Tesco’s, turn right onto the A81 (signposted Glasgow), then out past the High School and Leisure Centre. Continue on the A81 for approximately 5 miles after the High School (watch out for the sharp right after 1.3 miles), then turn right at the T-Junction at the bottom of the hill. Continue on A81 to Port of Menteith, then then turn left onto B8034 (signposted Arnprior). Drive approx 1.5 miles, passing Lochend Fisheries and The Lake Hotel. Pass Inchie Farm on the right, turn right into the road signposted Lochend Chalets.

BY BUS

Our nearest bus stops are at Port of Menteith (1.5 miles north of Lochend) and Arnprior (4 miles south of Lochend). Click here for bus information from destinations across the country, via Traveline Scotland.

BY TRAIN

Our nearest station is Stirling, approximately 25 minutes east of Lochend. Europcar offers a meet-and-greet service from Stirling station, or try any of the following taxi services shown.

BY TAXI

Tam Stewart (07594 271942)

Buchanan Cabs (01877 385666)

Trossachs Cabs (01877 382108)

Crescent Cabs (07710 800067)

ACTIVITIES AT LOCHEND CHALETS

Nick Nairn Cook School

NICK NAIRN COOK SCHOOLWithin the grounds of Lochend, in what was once the estate piggery, lies the acclaimed Nick Nairn Cook School and it’s new summer restaurant, run by our big brother, Nick Nairn.Fun, informal, and fuelled by some of Nick’s favourite wines, the Nick Nairn Cook School offers a brilliant day out, with a

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Fishing

FISHING AT LOCHEND CHALETSThe Lake of Menteith is one of Scotland’s premier trout fishing waters, frequently hosting fly-fishing national and World Championship events. The lake is stocked with 30,000 fish every year, all over 1lb in weight, and draws anglers from across Scotland and beyond. Guests in our waterside lodges and chalets often comment that

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Star gazing

Stargazing at Clatteringshaws Loch, Galloway Forest Park – the UK’s first Dark Sky Park, Dumfries and Galloway. Picture Credit : P. Tomkins / VisitScotlandNIGHT SKIES AT LOCHEND CHALETSAlthough we do not have dark skies status, too near the big cities, we still have wonderfully unpolluted skies that on a clear night have just the most

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Games Room

GAMES ROOM AT LOCHEND CHALETSStage of many a keenly contested family grudge match, the games room is a great place for young guests to hang out with newfound pals. Housed in its own separate chalet just next to the tennis court, the games room has a table-tennis table (bats and ball are provided in each

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Play Area

PLAY AREA AT LOCHEND CHALETSSheltered beside an ancient oak tree just back from the lake, our play area for littluns has a wooden play-boat that is always a real hit with young guests – not to mention their parents, who often find their inner child here at Lochend! The Lochend play area also has a

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Twitching

BIRD WATCHING AT LOCHEND CHALETSThere is a fabulous array of birds to be seen at Lochend, from the ospreys which fish in the lake all summer to the tawny owls who nest each year in the giant Douglas fir at the bend in the drive. Guests in our chalets, cabins and lodges beside the lake

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Water Fun

WATER FUN AT LOCHEND CHALETSStretching out in front of our chalets, cabins and lodges, the lake dominates life at Lochend. Here are some of the ways you can enjoy water activities on the lake while you are here:Getting out on the lake on holiday at LochendPADDLINGThe lake shelves incredibly gently away from the shore, so

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Tennis

TENNIS AT LOCHEND CHALETSWe have a full-sized concrete tennis court at Lochend (we supply rackets but not balls) – stage of many a week-long, family Wimbledon!Play tennis on holiday in the TrossachsThe Lochend tennis court is also a great place for impromptu games of cricket or football-tennis,  or simply just to meet and mess about

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Bikes At Lochend

BIKES AT LOCHEND CHALETS“This would be an amazing place to stay and train,” said Tour de France-winner, Chris Froome when he stayed at Lochend as a teenager. He’s right: Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National park is a cycler’s paradise. It’s popular with road bikers, and is packed with fantastic off-road cycle and mountain-biking routes

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Wildlife

TROSSACHS WILDLIFE AT LOCHEND CHALETSHidden away on 38 tranquil acres beside the Lake of Menteith, the shore and woods around our cabins and lodges shelter a wealth of Trossachs wildlife and all sorts of birdlife.Perhaps the star at Lochend is the humble mallard. They were wild once, but know a good thing when they see

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Photography

PHOTOGRAPHY AT LOCHEND CHALETSPerhaps one of the most interesting things about taking photos around Lochend is the light that  Scotland’s seasons offer. Even snapping on our phones, we are aware of the quite amazing shore  views giving, in one picture, a perfect summing up of the Trosscahs: the Menteith Hills  (Scotland’s Fault line that divides

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Wellness

WELLNESS AT LOCHEND CHALETSThis ancient piece of land we’re lucky to inhabit is a fabulous place to practise meditation or indeed yoga on the lawn. Last year we had a wonderful family from China and every morning  he would practise Tai-Chi in the tennis court. You’re free to do your personal meditation or yoga-style activity

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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.