We are fortunate to be surrounded by so many beautiful destinations. Whether you’re looking for mountain walks, forest trails, mountain biking, whisky tasting, sailing, kayaking …. you name it, we have it!
We are located right on the John Muir Trail and within touching distance of the West Highland Way. There are many activities right from our doorstep, or if you travel a little further then Loch Lomond is only a 20 minute drive. There is also the Glengoyne Distillery if your fancy a taste of our local whisky.
We are also lucky to have any picturesque villages around us that are full of cosy pubs and excellent restaurants, so if you don’t fancy rustling up a meal in our kitchen you have plenty of choices..
From the West Highland Way, Scotland’s first and best-known long distance footpath, to our very own enchanted gorge, we’re close to many natural landmarks and visitor attractions. Whether you’re passing through on a longer walk or basing yourself with us for a stay, every day is full of things to see and do.
Right at the edge of the Campsie Fells, Drumgoyne Hill can be seen all the way from Glasgow. Just over 1,400 feet tall, the hill is a volcanic plug and a popular destination for walkers (not least because one of the access paths goes right by the Glengoyne Distillery!).
It’s a steep 2 mile walk to the top, so allow an hour for the ascent. we promise the views in every direction are well worth the effort.
The name used to refer to the mushroom-shaped rock that appears out of the stream when the water level is low. Nowadays though all of Finnich Gorge is usually called “The Devil’s Pulpit”. The red colour of the rushing water comes from the red sandstone underneath, though local legends would have you believe it has a more mythical source.
Take care on the slippery steps down to the gorge and you’ll be rewarded by an enchanting experience – and an Outlander moment. The gorge was included in the popukar TV series, as The Liar’s Spring.
The West Highland Way passes through some of Scotland’s most inspiring landscapes, and it’s right on our doorstep. It involves some strenuous hillwalking along its 96 mile length, but you can break yourself in gently by scheduling a stop with us after you’ve got the first few miles under your belt.
There’s lots of information about the whole route and tips for preparing on the official website, and may companies offering baggage transfer services and guides along the route.
One of Scotland’s Great Trails, this 134-mile route links landscape, history and heritage between Helensburgh on the Clyde coast and Dunbar, John Muir’s birthplace on the east coast.
Suitable for both walkers and cyclists, the Way links to local loops and short strolls, and can be undertaken in one journey or in smaller stages. The official website www.johnmuirway.org has lots of useful advice on planning both long and short walks on the Way.
It’s also one way to build in a trip to The Whangie, a rock formation with intriguing bizarre shapes in addition to a bizarre name!
24 miles long with 22 islands and 27 smaller islets, Loch Lomond is the centrepiece of the Loch Lomond & the Trossachs National Park.
Ben Lomond towers over the loch to the east, but smaller climbs such as Conic Hill also give fantastic views of the loch and surroundings, and the Millennium Forest Trail and other woodland walks open up the shores and local history.
For those on two wheels there are routes all around the loch, and in summer you can take your bike on the waterbus to criss-cross the water and make your own route.
We aim to offer you the best experience. Our packages allow you to enjoy everything without worrying about where you stay, which route you take or how to manage your heavy baggage.
Located so near to Loch Lomond & the Trossachs National Park, we are perfectly placed for a wide range of outdoor activities including mountain biking, paddle boarding, wild swimming, walking and canoeing.
We love the outdoors ourselves, so please ask us for tips about your favourite activity.
There are easy family-friendly mountain biking routes at Loch Ard and Strathyre Forest, and more challenging routes at Loch Venachar and Loch Arklet. If you’re looking for a challenge, Glen Finglas and Glen Loin attract experts and adventurers.
Or you can just head out and explore by yourself. Make up your own route: this is all mountain biking country!
Loch cruises cover Loch Lomond and Loch Katrine, for an enjoyable and relaxing way to see the sights or a chance to hitch a lift up the loch to walk or cycle back – or just stop for a swim.
Cruises are a great way to spot local wildlife from a safe and responsible distance, and local boat operators will be able to show you where to look.
From trout lochs to pike and perch, there are many opportunities for boat and bank fishing in our area, and many local angling shops who can provide advice, equipment and permits. Whether you’re an expert or just starting out, you can find the perfect spot for a few hours or a full day fishing.
The link below shows where to get permits for the different lochs and fishing seasons.
We also have a range of activities on site or can arrange activities to be planned and booked prior to your trip.
Some of the other activities we can organise are: