Within easy reach of the Station there are a great many hills and mountains that provide opportunities for both novice hill walkers and experienced mountaineers of all ages.

Alternatively, the views over Loch Earn give a tantalising glimpse of the water based activities available. On the various lochs & rivers in the local area, activities include sailing, canoeing & kayaking, white-water rafting and fishing, which are all possible.

For those wanting to get out on two wheels, there is a Sustrans national cycle route running from Calendar all the way through to Killin. The route offers a variety of terrain & gradients from the forest at Strathyre, to the climb up Glen Ogle along the old railway line, all the time giving you superb views & thrills.

And for those wanting to do some rock climbing, why not try out the crags at Benny Beg near Crieff.

Guide to local activities

Hiking

The following information is given as suggested hikes. Please ensure that you research your routes further before attempting these.

Auchmore Circuit, Killin

Start point, after a short drive to Killin from the lay-by parking near Falls of Dochart on A827, East of Killin centre.

Distance: 3.5km / 2.25miles

Time: 1-1.5hours

Ascent: 60m (Profile)

Start Grid Reference: NN570323

Terrain: Minor roads and tracks, fairly flat

An easy circuit on minor roads and tracks which explores the countryside surrounding Killin.

Glen Ogle Trail

Start point, Lochearnhead Scout Station car park just off A85.

Distance: 10.5km / 6.5miles

Time: 3-4hours

Ascent: 402m (Profile)

Start Grid Reference: NN593237

Terrain: Excellent path on cycle track, one steep section climbing up to it. The return route is very boggy, particularly where the path was damaged in mudslides.

This waymarked trail takes the old railway line out of Lochearnhead to towards the pass to Killin. Before the top a rougher path along an old military road is followed with good views of Loch Earn in front and ever changing colourful landscape around.

Cycle Routes

There are various cycle routes with various skill levels around Lochearnhead. These can be researched using the following links or by checking with your bike hire provider.

www.trossachs.co.uk/cycle.php

www.thegreattrossachsforest.co.uk

Bike Hire

Wheels Cycling Centre

Based in Callander, FK17 8HW approx 30 mins drive

Contact John on 01877 331100 or email john@wheelscyclingcentre.com

Comrie Croft Bikes

PH7 4JZ approx 20 mins drive towards Crieff

Contact Colin on 01764 670140 or email colin@comriecroft.com

Katrine Wheelz

FK17 8HZ approx 1.5hour drive towards Callander

Contact on 01877 376366 

Water Activities

Groups are welcome to bring their own boats or canoes and use the jetty located on Loch Earn. If you do not have your own equipment, here are a few ideas and contacts locally.

Beyond Adventure

Based in Aberfeldy approx 1hour drive. Offering activities such as kayaking, open canoeing, paddle boarding, canyoning and gorge walking

Contact on 01887 829 202 or email email@beyondadventure.co.uk

Action Glen

Based in the Crieff Hydro Hotel with water sports available on Loch Earn. Activities run Fridays and Sundays from May to September.

Offering activities such as knee and wake boarding, water skiing and banana boat rides. Action Glen also offers a great selection of over 30 activities that can be booked for groups staying at Lochearnhead.

Contact 01764 651671 or email info@actionglen.com

Swimming Pool

McLaren Leisure based in Callander approx 30mins drive, FK17 8JP

Offering regular swimming sessions and Spike Island - a large inflatable assault course on water.

Contact on 01877 330 000 or email reception@mclarenleisure.co.uk

Land Activities

Indoor Climbing

Available at McLaren Leisure Centre in Callander. Indoor climbing sessions that can be instructor led by their team of qualified instructors for no extra charge.

Contact on 01877 330 000 or email reception@mclarenleisure.co.uk

Castle Rednock Trekking Centre

Offering Pony trekking, Shetland Pony driving, segway trekking and quad pods.

Contact on 01877 385276 or email rednocktrekking@yahoo.com

Action Glen Activity Centre

Based in Crieff approx 30mins drive

Action Glen also offers a great selection of over 30 activities that can be booked for groups staying at Lochearnhead. Offering High Ropes, Zip line, Crazy Golf, putting green, Segways, rifle shooting, Archery, Clay pigeon shooting and quad biking.

Contact 01764 651671 or email info@actionglen.com

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