Loch Earn Walk
Explore the eastern end of Loch Earn and climb to a lovely viewpoint on this short walk. You can start the walk from the car park on the St Fillans Road just to the east of St Fillans. From here you can climb up to the viewpoint above the loch, passing through the woodland of St Fillans Park. There's splendid views over the beautiful loch to Ben Vorlich from this elevated spot.
After taking in the views the route descends towards St Fillans before following the lochside road back to the car park.
To continue your walking in the area head to the western end of the loch at Lochearnhead. Here you can pick up the trail to Glen Ogle. The shared cycling and walking route runs for about 8 miles along a traffic free path following the course of the former Callander and Oban Railway from Loch Tay at Killin to Loch Earn.
Also to the west is Loch Voil where there's some lovely waterside trails to try.
The epic Rob Roy Way also passes the loch.
For an easy walk head east to the town of Crieff and try the delightful stroll through Lady Mary's Walk.
PostcodePH6 2NF - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations
Loch Earn Ordnance Survey Map - view and print off detailed OS map
Loch Earn Open Street Map - view and print off detailed map
Loch Earn OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking
Loch Earn Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking
The Achray House Hotel is located close to the car park at the start of the walk. The Victorian hotel includes a high quality restauarant with a fabulous view over the loch. Next door there's also the Four Seasons Hotel with another fine restauarant.
The loch and surrounding forest make for a fine dog walk. The Four Seasons Hotel mentioned above is also very dog friendly with dog blankets in the bar, along with treats, toys and water bowls.
Further Information and Other Local Ideas
The St Fillans to Comrie Railway Walk starts in the village and takes you east along the old railway path to Dalchonzie and Comrie. You can see the remarkably well preserved station buildings in St Fillans as well. In Comrie you can then visit the splendid Deil's Cauldron. Here you'll find a cascading waterfall and several pools resembling a boiling cauldron.
The Lochearnhead to St Fillans Railway Walk will take you west along the loch and through woodland to Lochearnhead.
To the east is the lovely Glen Turret and Loch Turret. There's a fine circular walk around this remote loch visiting Ben Chonzie mountain.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Loch Lomond and the Trossachs Walks page.