Great Trossachs Path (incl. GPX!)
Distance: 48 km Grade: 2 (Slightly harder)
A 2-stage walk from Callander to Inversnaid on Loch Lomond. The path is occasionally not very visible and navigation skills are an asset. The path passes alongside several lochs: Venachar, Achray, Katrine along Strath Gartney, and finally Arklet and is suitable for beginners. Waymarking is good, the route is relatively short and steep sections are fairly limited. Apart from one short muddy section at Inversnaid, the quality of the path surface is good.
Coming toward the end of the first stage you reach the shore of Loch Katrine and the famous Trossachs pier where you can take a cruise on the steamship The Sir Walter Scott. Dependent on your choice you can take the boat to the next location on the path or walk along the shore.
Both routes to Stronachlachar are stunning and either choice will provide you with scenic landscapes to enjoy. Once you have arrived at Stronachlachar it is only a short distance to the old garrison of Inversnaid on the eastern shore of Loch Lomond.
Stages (on the map):
- Kilmahog (Callander) - Trossachs Pier 19 km (Easy)
- Trossachs Pier - Inversnaid 28,5 km (Slightly harder)