Walking Holidays in Scotland
Walking holidays are a wonderful way to experience the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park. You can even bring your dog!
Scotland is criss-crossed with a huge number of hill tracks, some created fairly recently while others have been used over the centuries by successive generations. The Trossachs has its fair share of these and the aim of the week is to explore some of them – not only in the physical sense but also to touch on some of the history about them and to look at the environment through which they pass.
Gartmore House will provide you with maps during your stay and some of the walks we suggest are as follows:
GlenDochart to Balquidder via Kirkton Glen
This is a gentle walk to break those boots in, crossing a pleasant hill pass between two major glens. You can start at Ledcharrie farm in Glen Dochart and follow the old hill track, past some ruined sheilings to Lochan an Eirannaich. From there drop down to Balquidder on more recently constructed forestry tracks. At Balquidder you can visit Rob Roy’s grave. (6 miles & 1500’ of ascent).
Ballimore to Brig o’ Turk via Glen Meann
Starting at Ballimore Farm – a couple of miles above Balquidder. The path is in places indistinct but passes through some attractive terrain, gradually ascending to the pass at the head of Glen Meann, from where you can look down on Loch Finglas. The descent to Brig o’ Turk is on newer estate tracks & eventually a minor road. (8½ miles & 1500’ of ascent).
Tigh Mor to Kinlochard via Ben Venue
Starting from Loch Achray follow forestry tracks to reach the hill path which follows Glen Riabhach up onto the shoulder of Ben Venue. If time and weather permits you can go up to the summit before dropping down Ledard Glen to reach Kinlochard. (6 miles & 2000’ of ascent).
Aberfoyle to Brig o’ Turk over the Menteith Hills
Explore Aberfoyle to Brig o’ Turk, via the Menteith Hills. Depending on the weather, you can go over the hills themselves or follow the lower level route below them. (Up to 9 miles & 2000’ of ascent – depending on exact route taken).
Included in your break
- En-suite accommodation in Gartmore House
- Full board during your stay – breakfast, lunch and dinner
- Packed lunches to take out on your walking trips
- Maps and advice to help you plan your walking trips
Dates and prices
Sunday 6th – Friday 11th May 2018 – £499 per person (5 nights)
Monday 20th – Sunday 26th August 2018 – £579 per person (6 nights)
Sunday 7th – Friday 12th October 2018 – £499 per person (5 nights)
How to book
*Please note dogs are allowed in Gartmore House but they are not permitted in the dining areas. They must be kept on a lead in public areas of the house.
Terms and Conditions
A £100 per person deposit is required to secure your booking. Full payment is due 6 weeks prior to arrival. For breaks booked within 6 weeks, full payment is required at time of booking. Breaks are subject to availability and subject to change.
The Falls of Dochart