The village of Crianlarich is located in Glen Strathfillan to the north of the Trossachs, some eight miles north of the head of Loch Lomond.
This small historic village is an important staging post on various transport routes linking central and northwestern Scotland. The main A82 road is joined briefly by the A85 Perth-Oban road at Crianlarich while the West Highland railway divides here with one branch heading due west towards Oban, the other continuing north over Rannoch Moor to Fort William. The West Highland Way long-distance footpath also passes through here.
The village hosts a variety of tourist services including a range of accommodation types, hotel, and tea-room. Nearby Glen Fallon provides walkers with a number of steep-sided hills to tackle.