National Parks

 

Be inspired by the Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park

Stirling is the stunning gateway to the Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park, which is home to some of Scotland's most inspirational and dramatic scenery.  The rugged and varied landscapes are ideal for outdoor adventures from walking and cycling to water sports and fishing.  Every wood, loch, mountain and glen is home to an abundance of wildlife.  Soak up the splendour of the area and stand in awe of Loch Lomond's bonny banks. 

Take a trip through our magnificent forest

  • Enjoy a scenic walk or bike ride through the breathtaking Queen Elizabeth Forest Park and feel rejuvenated by the peace and tranquillity.
  • Follow 16 miles of exciting family-orientated sculpture trails in Loch Ard Forest on foot, by bike or even on horseback.
  • Look out for wondrous wildlife and perhaps catch a glimpse of deer, capercaillie, red squirrel, woodpecker, barn owl and a plethora of plants and fungi.

Explore the mesmerising Trossachs

One of the best ways to explore Loch Katrine is by boat.  Cruise in style on board the steamship SS Sir Walter Scott.  Alternatively, explore on foot, by bike or simply soak up the views on a picnic by the lochside.  At Balquhidder, visit the grave of a Scottish legend Rob Roy MacGregor or sample some local fare and real ale in Callander and Aberfoyle.  To find out more on the Trossachs

Let our great outdoors energise you

  • Stirling is a thrill seekers dream, with a tremendous range of outdoor activities to get your teeth into.
  • A challenging hill walk, Ben Ledi offers spectacular panoramas that are well worth the effort.·
  • Enjoy a peaceful day of fishing on Loch Venachar.  Don’t worry if you don’t catch a fish, the stunning backdrop will more than make up for it!

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