Explore The Loch Achray Hotel
‘The Highlands in miniature’ – this area is one of the most romantic in Scotland, with wild little glens, tranquil Lochs, miles of forest and rolling hills. The Trossachs have been immortalised by Sir Walter Scott who published the first ever international best seller, The Lady of the Lake, in 1810. This romantic narrative has encouraged many visitors to the area, including Queen Victoria on her frequent tours to Scotland, and was inspiration for both Wordsworth and Coleridge.
Surrounded by glistening lochs and wild little glens, Loch Achray is a truly beautiful place to explore.
The serene location of Loch Achray Hotel offers a varied selection of walks, from a stroll around the Loch to conquering the surrounding peaks. Ben A'an is one of the most prominent landmarks in the Trossachs and the views from the summit are all out of proportion for its modest height of 1,500ft - well worth the effort!
Ben Venue is a more challenging peak but rewards with views that stretch as far as the Crianlarich Munros, Ben Lomond and the Arrochar Alps. If you don't feel up to a hill walk whilst on holiday there are also plenty of lower level walks in the Trossachs. Explore the local woodlands and historic damns that still supply Glasgow with water.
You can download a copy of some of our favourite walks here.
If you would like some more ideas our favourite website for walking inspiration is WalkHighlands!
Walking can be dangerous and is done entirely at your own risk. Information is provided free of charge; it is each walker's responsibility to check it and navigate using a map and compass.
Loch Achray lies in the heart of the Queen Elizabeth Forest Park and the countryside surrounding the hotel hosts a wealth of wildlife and beautiful forests.
One of the most obvious signs of wildlife in the woodlands is the bird population. This is particularly true in summer when regular species like blue tit, great tit, robin and chaffinch are joined by a host of migrants that spend the winter around the Mediterranean or Africa. Migrant birds include the wood warbler, redstart and both the pied and spotted flycatcher. The grey wagtail and dipper can be found along the fast flowing burns but are also joined by the common sandpiper in summer months.
Both red and roe deer patrol the area and can be found lurking around the hotel grounds. There are also some secretive squirrels which can be spotted from time to time.