Loch Katrine is the main water supply for Glasgow and has a fascinating history. The famous Steamship “Sir Walter Scott” stops in at Stronachlachar in the summer months This means you can enjoy a circular trip combining the steamship and a cycle ride on the private, surfaced road which runs along the north side of the loch, or simply enjoy a refreshment in the restored Victorian waiting rooms. Loch Katrine is surrounded by wonderful wild countryside to explore, with mountains such as Ben Venue, Ben Ledi and the smaller Ben A’an all within easy reach. At Inversnaid, only 4 miles away, take a cruise on Loch Lomond or walk some of the West Highland Way. The Trossachs are an amazing location for outdoor enthusiasts as there are endless miles of forest roads and trails to explore, both walking and cycling. There is an abundance of wildlife to spot: birds of prey, red squirrels, pine martens and red deer to name a few. In the surrounding area there are many activities for every age and interests. At Aberfoyle, for the adventurous, is a high wire forest experience with the longest zip wire in Britain. Aberfoyle has an 18 hole golf course and there are numerous lochs to fish in with boat hire readily available. From this central location you can easily travel and explore the National Park, Stirlingshire and Perthshire. This is an idyllic setting for a holiday away from it all, to enjoy the remote countryside and outdoor pursuits or as a base to explore further afield.