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Loch Lomond, the Trossachs and Stirling Walks

Loch Lomond, the Trossachs and  Stirling Walks

by: Dennis and Jan Kelsall
The geology means that the area covered by this guidebook lies within the Highlands. At its heart is the small area known as the Trossachs, by rights just a richly wooded glen between lochs Katrine and Achray, but usually taken to describe a tract of country extending northwards from Aberfoyle to include lochs Ard, Katrine, Achray and Venachar. It is the district's tree fringed lochs, rather than the hills that surround them, which give it its rare beauty and character.

The name 'Trossachs' is derived from the Gaelic and means 'bristly country'. The scenery here is particularly spectacular when clothed in the colours of autumn.
Loch Lomond lies to the west of the Trossachs and shares with them the aura of romance that was bestowed on the district by Wordsworth, Coleridge and Sir Walter Scott.

The north-eastern extremity of the area covered is dominated by Loch Earn's Ben Vorlich. To the south west an exploration of the strange geological feature known as The Whangie gives yet another perspective of the mountains of the Southern Highlands as well as a view over the vast plains of the Clyde and Forth. The main town in the region is Stirling in the south east.

The walk locations are:
Killin and Loch Tay - 2.75 miles
Gartmorn Dam Country Park - 3 miles
Inversnaid and Rob Roy's Cave - 2 miles
Lochgoilhead and Donich Water - 2.5 miles
The Whangie - 3 miles
Loch Ard - 4 miles
Dumyat - 3.25 miles
The Fault Trail - 3.75 miles
Ben A'an - 2.25 miles
Aberfoyle and Doon Hill - 4.75 miles
Sallochy Wood - 4.25 miles
Dunblane and Bridge of Allan - 6 miles
Stronachlachar and Loch Arklet - 6 miles
Dollar Glen and Glen Quey - 6.25 miles
Kirkton Glen and Rob Roy's Grave - 6.75 miles
Conic Hill and Loch Lomond Shore - 4.5 miles
An Sidhean - 5.25 miles
Gleann Auchreoch - 6.5 miles
Glen Loin - 10.75 miles
Loch Lomond and West Highland Way - 9 miles
Beinn Dubh and GlenStriddle Horseshoe - 7.25 miles
Ben Vorlich (Loch Earn) - 5.75 miles
The Cobbler - 6.75 miles
Ben Ledi - 6 miles
Ben Lomond - 7.25 miles
Glen Finglas - 16 miles
Ben Venue - 8.25 miles
Ben Cleuch - 7.5 miles

ISBN 9780319090190 Pages 95 (2016) 132mm x 228mm

Price: 12.50