The small village of Strathyre (from the Gaelic “sheltered valley”), lies at the head of Loch Lubnaig (“Crooked Loch”) sheltered by Ben Ledi, Ben Vane and Ben Shian (“Mountain of the Fairies”), just 10 miles from the historic town of Callander. This S shaped glen was chiselled out of the land by the brute force of a glacier during the Ice Age. Beautiful scenery and extensive forests cover the hills on each side of the valley attracting walkers, cyclists all year round and fell runners annually, with the Strathyre Stuc a 'Chroin hill race every May. Highland games are held every July at Lochearnhead. This area is steeped in Scottish history and many stories abound especially of local legend Rob Roy MacGregor whose grave is in the Kirkyard at Balquhidder.

Strathyre village (local shop, playground and pub providing food) is a short 5-10 minute walk away.

Loch Lubnaig

Glasgow 50 miles
Edinburgh 65 miles
Oban 60 miles
Stirling 25 miles
Aberfoyle 20 miles
Callander 10 miles
Lochearnhead 5 miles
Balquhidder 4 miles
Kingshouse 2 miles

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From Callander, take the A84 towards Crianlarich, for 10 miles. The cottage is located to the north of Strathyre on the right hand side of the road.

Ordnance Survey Reference NN 564179. For satnav, use the postocde FK18 8ND.

Walks from the door include woodland strolls from the back of the cottage linking with the Rob Roy Way, and along the River Balvaig to the front. More challenging nearby hills include the Munros of Ben Vorlich, Ben More and Stuc a ‘Chroin. Sustrans Cycle Route 7 passes nearby.. There are many local walks, permit fishing on the River Balvaig and surrounding lochs, watersports at nearby Lochearnhead, and boat trips on Loch Katrine. Nearby Callander has numerous shops (Tesco & Co-op) and cafés, a swimming pool at the McLaren Leisure Centre and golf course. Other attractions include the Loch Venachar Harbour Café and Fishing facilities, Go Ape and the David Marshall Centre at Aberfoyle, Blairdrummond Safari Park, Briarlands Farm, and Stirling Castle. Also worth visiting is the wonderful restaurant at Monachyle Mhor Hotel (award-winning chef Tom Lewis) and closer by, the Mhor 84 Motel at Kingshouse.

Stuc a 'Chroin from Ben Vorlich
Stuc a 'Chroin from Ben Vorlich

River Balvaig
River Balvaig

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