Local Area

This is Scotland – so of course there is much to see and do here.   You’ve found our website and read this far, so we’re guessing you know a little about the area already and are keen to visit. If you need a little more persuasion or information on the area then please click on these popular website links below.

Things to see and do?  Where do we start….walking, biking, hiking, climbing, fishing, boating, stalking, safaris, rafting, distilleries, castles…the list is almost endless.  We can’t compete with the encyclopaedic world wide web here, so much easier if you use your favourite search engine for more information on activities of interest.

But we have provided a brief summary below to whet your appetite.  Of course we can help with any specific enquiries and probably put you in contact with activity providers.

We have walks and hikes to suit all ages and abilities right on our doorstep.

Fancy a short stroll?  Then just step outside and make your own trail in the forest.  For a longer walk follow the old railway line east to Killin and Loch Tay or perhaps head down Glen Ogle to Balquidder to visit Rob Roy's grave.

For those who prefer a more strenuous high level hike there are Munros and Corbetts aplenty nearby.  The Ben Lawers range and Tarmachan ridge are just the other side of Killin and to the west a short drive takes you to the starting point for the ascent of  Ben More and Stob Binnein.

We have books, maps and trial guides at the cottage.  For more information on the local hills click on the following links:  

Ben Lawers National Nature Reserve

Steven Fallon - Guide to Munros and Corbetts

Not all children (or adults!) are enthralled by a long walk. But no worries, we have plenty of sporting activities in the surrounding area to keep you busy and excited rain or shine.

So how about (deep breath...) and in rough order of strenuousness.. fishing, golf, deer stalking, boating, biking, canoeing, kayaking, white-water rafting, gorge walking or tree-top high ropes?

Many of the instructor-led activities are seasonal, others are available all year round.  Search the web or just ask and we can put you in touch with the local operators.

And if this all feels like a lot of physical effort then click on the next tab for more relaxing and educational places of interest!

Sports not your thing?  Then how about a highland safari, a cruise on Loch Tay or learn about whisky making at one of the local distilleries?  All of these are just a short drive away.

And to immerse yourself in some Scottish history take a trip to the Scottish Crannog Centre or a tour of an historic castle and its gardens, such as  Blair Castle or Doune Castle.

Again we can provide more information on all of these trips, or if you prefer just google!

Fancy a change from cosying up on the sofa with your supper in front of our log fire?  Or may be you want to give your chef a break from serving you dinner in the dining area with its gorgeous views?  Then we have plenty of options for you.

At Killin there are cafes, pubs and hotel restaurants to tempt you, offering a range of culinary options from sandwiches to pub grub to a la carte.  Several are open all year round.

There are several more eateries within a few miles of the cottage along the A85. 

Full details and directions will be waiting for you at the cottage on your arrival.