Your National Park adventure starts IN CALLANDER

Loch Venachar

Loch Venachar in The Trossachs is 4 miles long and has a surface area if about 1.6 miles. Its deepest point is 111 feet with an average of 42 feet. Venachar sailing club is based on the south shore on the Invertrossachs private road. From Callander, walk, cycle or drive to the car park at the east end of the loch on the Invertrossachs road to enjoy some great scenery and a little haven of quiet with a pebble beach (when water level is low) just a mile from town.

The south shore may be followed to the west end of Loch Achray either on foot or by bike using a purpose built cycleway. The south shore is fringed by woodlands and the slopes of the Menteith hills are also covered by forestry and natural woodlands which contain a maze of tracks and pathways, some leading over the hills to the Lake of Menteith and the Port of menteith, some leading westward along the loch to Loch Achray and the Trossachs. To the North can be seen Scotlands first highland Ben – Ben Ledi. On the north side of Loch Venachar lies the road from Callander to the Trossachs and Loch Katrine via Brig o’ Turk. Several Loch-side parking / picnic spots offer superb views.

Loch Venachar boasts a very attractive footpath to Loch Katrine on its south shore Fishing Loch Venachar The loch holds good stocks of trout and pike and fishing (with permit) is available from shore and boat. Boats are available at ‘Trossachs Leisure’ on the north shore about 4 miles from Callander. (GR NN570060).