There is always loads to do in this area no matter what the weather is doing....

Our cottage is ideally situated within the Trossachs National Park - just down the road is the Go Country the Forest Hills Adventure Park which offers a plethara of activities.   In the water you can try the hamster ball, or climb the iceberg and launch yourself into the Loch (wetsuit and shoes provided!).  For the more adventurous why not book a canoe and paddle to the island on Loch Ard itself.  On the country sports side you can take part in archery, clay pigeon and rifle shooting, or if rocks are your 'thing' then try abseiling, cliff jumping and gorge walking. Or hire a bike and cycle past your accommodation up into the Queen Elizabeth Forest and cycle your legs off in a safe, car free environment.  If all that sounds too strenuous, why not pack a picnic and take off up Ben Venue, the starting point is just along the road from the cottage. 

Don't forget -  you will have access to the MacDonald Forest Hills Resort with a pass provided with your booking for the duration of your stay.

On the Dukes Pass visit the David Marshall Lodge - wonderful walks from here, a cafe and Wildlife Watch offering live CCTV views of buzzards, red squirrels, peregrines and ospreys.   Also at the David Marshall Lodge is Go Ape - set in stunning scenery this is the ideal place to try tree dangling!   Two of Britain's longest zip wires, each stretching over 400m long, flying customers 150ft above the ground and over a 90ft waterfall take you to and from a climbing obstacle course set in the trees.

Of course the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park is THE area for walking, mountain/hill climbing and cycling. Whether it's enjoying a gentle country stroll through woodland, or a breezy coastal walk, trekking long distance routes or scrambling amidst the majestic mountains, the breathtaking landscapes provide the perfect backdrop.  There are an excellent variety of cycle routes for everyone; from flat tarmac routes or wide forest tracks for families, to hard-core trails and challenging terrain for mountain bikers.  We provide secure storage for bikes and canoes at Cwtch Doon.

You can hire bikes in the summer season at the Trossachs Pier on Loch Katrine.   Katrinewheelz offers bike hire for an hour or longer - you can book your bike onto the SS Sir Walter Scott, the world famous steamship approaching her 110th birthday!   Sail up to Stronachlacher, don your helmet and cycle back the twelve miles or so to the Trossachs Pier.  The most fantastic scenery on the way, stop off for a picnic and take in the views. This is an area full of history - Loch Katrine is Rob Roy MacGregor country!  On your cycle back visit the little stone cemetary of the MacGregor family, and there's another burial ground that juts out into the loch itself.  

Or visit Inchmahome Priory on the Lake of Menteith - the remains of a priory built around 1238 by a group of Augustinian canons for its secluded location and ultimate tranquility.  A small ferry runs from April to September.  Visit when the bluebells are out - divine! 

Blair Drummond Safari Park, just outside Stirling and only 40 minutes drive away, offers a wonderful day out for the family.

There are so many things to see and do in the area - visit a whisky distillery, see amazing wildlife, go shopping, climb, cycle, sail or walk.  The opportunities are endless!

For information on other villages around Kinlochard look at the incallander website - lots of info on the area here.