The Great Trossachs Path is a long distance walking route that passes through the heart of The Trossachs and finishes on the eastern shore of Loch Lomond. At 30 miles the path can be completed in one day however, to enjoy it to its fullest it is best to take 2 days as you explore this ancient and mystical land.
The stages are:
Stage 1 – Callander to Loch Katrine
Stage 2- Loch Katrine to Inversnaid
The route joins up with three of the major long distance walking trails in Scotland such as the West Highland Way, the Rob Roy Way and the Three Lochs Way. There are many other walks and climbs located on the path if you have time to explore.
Starting in Callander the path takes you to the north shore of Loch Venachar where many types of wildlife can be photographed. As you move forward to Loch Achary and the hamlet of Brig O Turk the vistas become even more spectacular and provide the tranquility and serenity that this area of the world is renowned for. Coming toward the end of the first stage you reach the shore of Loch Katrine and the famous Trossachs pier where you can take a cruise on the steamship The Sir Walter Scott. Dependent on your choice you can take the boat to the next location on the path or walk along the shore. Both routes to Stronachlachar are stunning and either choice will provide you with scenic landscapes to enjoy. Once you have arrived at Stronachlachar it is only a short distance to the old garrison of Inversnaid on the eastern shore of Loch Lomond.
The path takes in many historical points of interest that include stories of Rob Roy MacGregor and Sir Walter Scott who have been written about and read by many visitors to the area.
There is loads to discover on the Great Trossachs Path as the area is abundant with wildlife and the sights of nature.