As the Trossachs are often referred to as the Highlands in miniature there is no better way of enjoying the surroundings than to get out there and walk some of the fantastic walking routes available locally with Trossachs Pier offering a central point from which to start your walking experience.

The real beauty of the region is its richly forested lochs, with especially spectacular colours in autumn. They include Lochs Ard, Venachar, Achray and Chon, but most famous is Loch Katrine, indelibly associated with Sir Walter Scott. Scott helped to popularise the region in the nineteenth century and the Trossachs became immensely fashionable - on the itinerary of many distinguished Victorians.

Great Trossachs Forest Path
This route provides link the West Highland Way in the west to the Rob Roy way in the east. The distance came be done in a day but we recommend that you spend at least two days exploring, perhaps spending a night at the Loch Katrine Eco Camp.

Primrose Hill
This superb way marked trail runs high through the woods behind Brenachoile on the north side of Loch Katrine, offering stunning views down the loch looking out over Ben Lomond and the Arrochar Alps.

Walk back from Stronie
Why not combine a sail on one of our vessels with a walk back through the spectacular scenery of the north shore road. Visit the ancient MacGregor graveyards and gaze over views of the mountains to the south and west.

Ben A’an and Ben Venue
Ben A'an is one of the most popular amongst Scotland's smaller hills. Often known as the mountain in miniature, its position in the very heart of the Trossachs makes it a truly wonderful view point with 360 views over Loch Katrine, Loch Achray and surrounding mountains.

Detailed descriptions, photographs and updates on these walks are available from our friends at www.walkhighlands.co.uk