Local Attractions

 Loch Lomond, the Trossachs, Stirling and Forth Valley

 

Dumgoyne

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.

www.walking.visitscotland.com/walksofthemonth/dumgoyne

 

Local Woodland Experiences

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Who provide a number of woodland experiences in a woodland in Balfron Station,  which is situated just on the outskirts of Loch Lomond National Park and only a 30-35 minute drive from Glasgow, Stirling and Balloch.

Thier aim is to capture the natural beauty of our woodland and bring it to life in a fun, interactive and memorable way!

www.woodlandexperiences.co.uk

 

 

Lomondside Stud & Equestrian Centre

 

Lomondside Stud is situated on the outskirts of Drymen within the Buchanan Castle Estate. The Equestrian Centre has the ideal location being off the beaten track with excellent hacking.

Highly qualified tuition available on our horses or your own.

They offer a range of lessons and cater for all levels from beginners to competition riders, & also offer training packages for BHS exams.

www.lomondsidestud.com

 

Making Strides

Would you like regular training on your own horse or pony? Rhoda is widely experienced with all sorts of riders and is happy to work with serious students, keen kids, nervous riders and those interested in competitions or showing, whatever type of horse or pony you have.

Learn good basic horsemanship or work on your lateral skills or showjumping. Rhoda is a TREC specialist

TREC is fun, it’s friendly and it’s never too late to start! Rhoda can come to your yard to give you private tuition, or why not get a group of friends together and Rhoda will arrange a tailor-made session for you?

www.makingstrides.co.uk

 
 

Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park

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.

www.lochlomond-trossachs.org

 

Glengoyne Distillery

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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.”

www.glengoyne.com

 

The West Highland Way

Scotland’s first official long distance walking route was established in 1980. 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.

www.west-highland-way.co.uk

 

Strathblane Falconery

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Strathblane Falconry is about giving people the opportunity to experience the thrill of handling and flying birds of prey for themselves

www.strathblanefalconry.co.uk

 

Loch Katrine

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.

www.lochkatrine.co.uk

 

Lake of Menteith

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.

https://www.visitscotland.com/info/towns-villages/lake-of-menteith-p662891