The farm is within the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park and only a short distance from many fabulous walking routes. We’re located near the end of the first leg of the West Highland Way, which runs from Milngavie in Glasgow to Fort William (154 km). So we’re an ideal one-night stop-off for walkers doing the whole route, or for those staying on the farm longer, the proximity of this famous trail offers lots of shorter rambles. We’re also near the John Muir Way, which runs from Helensburgh in the West to Dunbar on the East Coast (215 km). The third trail we’re close to is the Rob Roy Way (128 km). Its start is at Drymen and it runs to Pitlochry in Perthshire along the old drove roads that early eighteenth century Scottish outlaw and folk hero Rob Roy MacGregor reputedly frequented as both cattle drover and cattle thief!
We’re well placed for cyclists as well with both the National Cycle Route 7 and the John Muir Way Cycle Route on our doorstep. When it comes to hills (or munros) you’ll be spoilt for choice. A world-class view at the top of Conic Hill (361 metres) is reached after a short steep climb. Iconic Ben Lomond (974 m), Scotland’s most southerly munro, is a short drive away. Dumgoyne (427 m) is a prominent, rounded volcanic plug on the edge of the Campsie Fells offering panoramic views. The hill is also the source of the water that goes into the making of whisky at nearby Glengoyne Distillery. This picture-card distillery is renowned for having the most informative and entertaining tour in the industry. It’s also unique in that it produces a Highland style malt in the Lowlands. You might want to take a bottle back to sample on your deck as you watch the sun set.
As well as the above the area affords many golfing and fishing opportunities. An architectural gem on our doorstep is Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s Hill House at Helensburgh, a half hour drive away. And historic Stirling Castle is a half hour’s drive in the opposite direction. Glasgow is just down the road and for those staying a bit longer a day out to Edinburgh is very doable at an hour and a half away. Nearer to base are the local attractions of the Salmon Leap, at the Pots of Gartness and the Devil’s Pulpit. You’ll find further information in your pod!