Balquhidder is a charming village set in its own glen, Balquhidder Glen, at the head of beautiful Loch Voil. Stunning scenery surrounds all around and there is the chance to spot pine martens, deer and even eagles nearby.
The village’s pretty kirk has a claim to fame as it is said to be the burial place of the famous Scottish outlaw Rob Roy MacGregor, who is often referred to as ‘The Scottish Robin Hood’ due to his generous support of the poor. The 79 mile Rob Roy walking trail passes through Balquhidder and Roy is even said to have inspired the Rob Roy cocktail that is a delicious combination of whisky and vermouth.
A path by the kirk is the starting point of a lovely walk that leads up to the rocky outcrop Creag an Tuirc or Rock of the Boar. It is a bit of a steep climb but the views out over Loch Voil from the crag make it well worthwhile as they are truly breathtaking.