This section of the Loch Lomond & The Trossachs stretches from Crianlarich and Tyndrum at the northern end of the National Park, across to Killin in the east. This is Rob Roy country and you can see the notorious outlaws grave at Balquhidder.
Watch the video (below the map) for a short introduction to the highlights of Breadalbane.
Video - EXPLORE BREDALBANE
Video - AERIAL FILMING
Our journey into Breadalbane starts a few miles north of Callander at Loch Lubnaig. Close to the lochs first car park you will find Faerie Hollow, one of the Scottish Scenic Routes in Loch Lomond & The Trossachs, which are all featured on this website. This viewing point provides an excellent view of Loch Lubnaig, over to the wooden cabins of the Forest Holidays site on the otherwise of the loch.
Faerie Hollow is also the first piece of art on the BLiSS Trail. The trail run through the heart of Breadalbane and Rob Roy Country, which makes this a sensible point to begin our guide to this region of the National Park.
The BLiSS Trail
The BLiSS Trail is a collection of 18 different sculptures and art pieces that link the villages of Balquhidder, Lochearnhead, Strathyre and St Fillans. Highlights include a multi-coloured metal bull and the lookout 'mirror box' between Lochs Voil & Doine. a
Lochearnhead & St Fillans
Lochearnhead is at the western end of Loch Earn. Loch Earn is popular for fishing and for water sports.
St Fillans is a pretty conservation village at the eastern end of Loch Earn. It’s right on the edge of the National Park boundaries, connected with Lochearnhead by the A85 Crieff Road, which runs alongside Loch Earn.
Rob Roy MacGregor, the Scottish outlaw turned folk hero, lived in Balquhidder and is buried in the kirkyard.
Boutique hotel Monachyle Mohr, offers excellent food and accommodation and is located along a country road that runs alongside Loch Voil. You can see the story of owner Tom Lewis in the video below, this is part of the Celebrating Park People & Their Stories series of films.
Across from the hotel is 'The Lookout', located between Loch's Voil and Doine, this mirror box is part of the BLiSS trail. You can sit in it and look out to Loch Doine, whilst seeing a reflection of Loch Voil at the same time.
VIDEO - Park People Tom Lewis
VIDEO - PARK PEOPLE Dani GranT
Crianlarich & Tyndrum
Ben More, close to Crianlarich is one of the biggest peaks in the UK. The village itself is an important junction for routes in Scotland. Head north on the A82 to Tyndrum and its famous Green Welly Stop, then a little further you will be at the northern gateway to the National Park. South of Crianlarich on the A82 are the magnificent Falls of Falloch (see pictures at bottom of page).
There are further options thanks to the A85 Perth to Oban road that cuts through Crainlarich. If you head east on this road you will go past two neighbouring lochs that are both connected by the River Dochart, first Loch Dochart, with the ruins of a castle on a small island that was attacked and destroyed in 1646, and then the larger Loch lubhair.
The village of Killin, at the edge of the National Park has the Falls of Dochart running through the village. Killin is at the head of Loch Tay. On this page you can watch a video featuring the story of Killin local resident Dani Grant, with a chance to see some of the spectacular scenery around the village.
On the A85 look out for the Glen Ogle Viaduct viewpoint. A very uneven lay-by is worth putting up with for the excellent viewpoint that it provides of the viaduct, part of the former Callander to Oban railway line. The national No. 7 cylcle route goes across the viaduct.
Falls of Falloch
The Falls of Falloch, just south of Crianlarich, off of the A82 features another of The Scottish Scenic Routes Viewpoints. This one, designed by John Kennedy, is the Woven Sound. This viewing structure at the beautiful falls that has been carefully designed to not damage the habitat around it.