When you talk about the Trossachs National Park it’s very easy just to think Loch Lomond. After all, Loch Lomond is stunning and a must visit for anyone heading to this enchanting part of the world.
However, bypassing the rest of the Trossachs is a massive no-no. You’ll not only be missing some beautiful areas but also the chance to spot some fantastic wildlife.
The other lochs
Loch Lomond is the jewel in the crown, and for good reason. It boasts a picture postcard setting and enough activities to keep you entertained all season. But with the fame comes the groupies. In the summer season it’s not uncommon to see every parking space within a few miles of Loch Lomond full up and finding a little peace and quiet can be quite a task.
Head of to one of the other lochs in the region and you can enjoy the spectacular setting with a fraction of the company.
There are hundreds to choose from, so which ones should you visit? We’re recommending these two…
The first ‘must-visit’ is Loch Earn. This beautiful spot on the eastern edge of the park boasts a stunning loch with a number of excellent hikes. And if you base yourself here you’ll also have easy access out into central Scotland with attractions such as Stirling Castle, Gleneagles and even the southern portion of the Cairngorms all within easy reach.
The second is Loch Tay. Just a few minutes up the road from Loch Earn is this stunning loch and the accompanying forest park. Make the climb up Drummond Hill for a chance of spotting capercaillie that is as good as anywhere in Scotland. The view from the top is simply breathtaking,Th so even if you don’t catch a glimpse of this elusive bird you won’t be disappointed.
The Falls of Dochart
The Falls of Dochart are one of Scotland’s most photographed falls. Located at the western end of Loch Tay, the famous white waters of the Falls of Dochart can be viewed from the village’s bridge and offer photographers a chance to perfect their long exposure shots!
Where to stay in the Trossachs National Park
Finding the perfect base for your adventure into the Trossachs National Park can be daunting. With multiple towns and loch sides to choose from, each with a multitude of options, it’s hard to know where to start. Never fear, we’re here to help.
Achray House, offers breathtaking views over Loch Earn and provides the perfect location to explore the Southern Highlands and the West Coast. The owner Brad is one of the nicest hosts you will come across and the beautiful rooms offer views over the loch. If you’re looking for a place to base yourself on your Scottish adventure then look no further.