This beautiful stretch of water in west Perthshire is enclosed by trees and steep hillsides and is a popular watersports destination.
Loch Earn is situated within the scenic Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park and is bordered by the high peaks of Ben Vorlich and Stuc a Chroin to the south and the dramatic pass of Glen Ogle to the north west.The loch is just over 6 miles (10 km) long and said to be much deeper in places than the officially recorded depth of 287 ft. It name is thought to mean ‘Loch of Ireland’ and it believed that this originates from when the Gaels from Ireland settled here. The main A85 runs west from the resort village of St Fillans along the north shore of the loch while a quieter road, which is ideal for cyclists, runs along the south shore. Both hug the shoreline and offer plenty of opportunities to get close to the water’s edge and a number of small shingle beaches. Loch Earn is popular with watersports enthusiasts and offers fantastic conditions for water skiing, canoeing and sailing. The loch is also stocked regularly with brown and rainbow trout and fishing, by permit, is possible from the shore and by boat.