Loch Katrine

Description
This super cycle and walking route takes you on the lochside path around Loch Katrine in the Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park. You start off at the Trossachs Pier and Visitor centre at the south eastern end of the loch where cycle hire is available. You then pick up the excellent tarmac path which starts off fairly flat but does have some climbs along the way. There are great views over the loch and to the surrounding hills and mountains. You'll also pass Glengyle House, the birthplace of Robert Roy MacGregor, theScottishoutlaw and folk hero.
The path runs for about 13 miles through woodland and countryside to Stronachlachar on the western side of the loch. Here you can catch the ferry back to TrossachsPier or if you'd like to extend your outing head to the nearby Loch Arklet or Loch Ard. There's also another great cycling and walking trail along Loch Venachar and Loch Drunkie.
Just to the east you will find Glen Finglas where you can enjoy a waymarked walk to the Glen's rivers, streams, waterfalls and reservoir.
The climb to Ben Venue also starts from close to Loch Katrine. It's a popular walk with great views back down to the loch.

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Loch Katrine Ordnance Survey Map - view and print off detailed OS map

Loch Katrine Aerial Photo View Map

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Distance13 miles (21 km)
Difficulty**
Joining RoutesBen Venue, Loch Venachar and Loch Drunkie, Glen Finglas
Memory Map RouteLoch Katrine.mmo (right click - 'Save As')

GPX File

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Route Photos
The Sir Walter Scott Ferry
View over the loch from near the start
Woodland and bluebells by the loch
Lochside
Highland Cattle
MacGregor Clan Chief's Burial Ground
Rob Roy McGregor's birthplace
Stronachlachar - finish point!

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Map (Route in Red)
Aerial Photo View of this route

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