Highland Perthshire with its craggy peaks and moody glens is invigorating walking and cycling territory, while for those more interested in clambering into their waders, the trout-rich Lochs Voil and Doine are at the bottom of the driveway. Golfers will find two 18-hole courses nearby – beautiful, hilly, Aberfoyle and the less vertically taxing course at Callander. There are also nine-hole courses at Killin, St Fillins, Comrie and Crief, all just a short drive away. Greneagles is an hour’s drive by car. Birdwatchers also flock to the glen and, during season, stalking can be arranged. For panoramic views of the surrounding area, seaplane trips depart from the shores of Loch Voil. The area is also rich in history and legend. Rob Roy Macgregor lived, farmed and died in the glen and is buried, along with his family, in the local kirkyard. Slightly further afield, you’ll find Lake of Mentieth, Scotland’s only lake, and the Queen Elizabeth Forest Park, a spectacular 75,000-acre wilderness managed by the Forestry Commission (the Visitors’ Centre is just outside Aberfoyle). The park runs alongside Loch Lomond and encompasses Lochs Ard, Achray and Lubnaig and the mountains Ben Venue, A’an and Ledi as well as giving access to Ben Lomond. There are walking trails within the park and both red and roe deer.
Monachyle Mhor has become a proud member of the 'OUR park' scheme which is helping to support vital works to conserve and enhance the landscape and wildlife of Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park for us all to enjoy. We would like to ask you for your support too and give you the opportunity, when booking, to add a donation. We suggest a £1 per booking for your visit to the Trossachs. This kind of scheme has been running in the Lake District for several years with great results for community projects, which in turn, adds to the visitors' experience. We hope with such an amazing area of natural beauty that we can keep it that way. Any suggestions whilst here, or in the comments box whilst booking, as to the kind of projects you'd like to see in the area, are equally welcome and will be fed back to 'The Friends' committee. To find out more about the ongoing projects your donations will support go to: www.lochlomondtrossachs.org.uk