Dumgoyne is a small hill which marks the western end of the Campsie Fells, situated above Glengoyne Distillery, just 1km from the Beech Tree Inn. Although relatively small and easily climbed, Dumgoyne is quite steep in places and requires some care. The views from the top can be exceptional, and range from the city of Glasgow to Arran, the mountains of Argyll, the Arrochar Alps, Loch Lomond, Ben Lomond, Ben More, Ben Ledi and the Forth Valley.
The Beech Tree Inn is situated just outside Scotland's most impressive National Park. The park has stunning scenery with rolling hills, mountain peaks, lochs, forests, beautiful streams, rivers, and waterfalls. There is something for everyone to enjoy in Scotland’s first National Park including low level walking, cycling, sailing, hill walking and for the more adventurous, canyoning. There are also castles and museums and excellent shopping.
Glengoyne Distillery, just 1km south of the Beech Tree Inn is open all year round for tours, masterclasses and whisky tastings. There is also a well-stocked shop where you can buy their fine products. "Glengoyne is one of the leading premium malt whiskies in the world. An award winning malt, it's the product of an unconventional process, remarkable ingredients and the pride and passion of its people."
Scotland’s first official long distance walking route was established in1980. The Way links Milngavie to Fort William – a distance of 152km (95 miles) - from the outskirts of Scotland’s largest city to the foot of its highest mountain, following the shores of its largest freshwater loch. It passes from the lowlands, across the Highland Boundary Fault and on into the Scottish Highlands. On its way, 7.5 miles out from the recommended starting point in Milngavie, the West Highland Way passes right beside the Beech Tree Inn. Walkers are very welcome, and we have established a special walker's beer garden for those who just require a quick refreshment.
Situated in the heart of The Trossachs, Loch Katrine is a jewel of a loch, surrounded by rugged mountains, forests and native woodlands. Loch Katrine has supplied Glasgow's water supply for over a century, with the water flowing through an impressive system of tunnels, pipes, siphons and aquaducts just through gravity. The Loch has a quiet roadway which is ideal for enjoying a peaceful walk, or cycle.
Scotland's only lake has great fishing but also great history. On the small, wooded Inchmahome island stands a ruined Augustine Priory with great character and history. The island is reached by a small ferry, and there is often osprey and other wildlife in the area.