Loch Earn, 30 miles west of Perth, must be one of the loveliest parts of central Scotland. It lies (7 miles long) on the edge of the stunning Trossachs and Loch Lomond National Park surrounded by some really impressive scenery. Flanked by some magnificent mountains (among them Ben Vorlich) it is easy to reach and centrally located for exploring in all directions, offering all you could want in a holiday location.
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Peaceful Waters and Beautiful Scenery
The loch is well known for its water sports, (water skiing, windsurfing, etc) and has marinas at both ends. At the eastern end is the pretty village of St Fillans, which has a shop and several hotels. It also has an attractive golf course, and excellent meals may be had in the club house, which is open to non-players.
While the main road runs along the north side of the loch, a little single track road traces the southern shore. Tree-lined, and peaceful, it is a little slice of heaven, made more so by the fact that it offers many impromptu lochside picnic spots which you can have all to yourself.
From Lochearnhead at the western end, roads head off to Crianlarich and thence to Glencoe, Loch Lomond or the west coast at Oban. There is great walking and mountain biking too, on waymarked trails in Glen Ogle between Lochearnhead and Killin. Heading south from Lochearnhead, you come to Loch Lubnaig with the Falls of Leny near its southern end and the tourist town of Callander, or turn right at Kilmahog for Brig o’Turk and the Trossachs.