Places and Events
Whilst we have paid particular attention to ensure all details are correct at the time of writing, these are just suggestions and anything undertaken is at your own risk. We suggest you check with the venue before heading out, especially restaurants and activities where opening times can differ over the seasons.
The Braes of Balquhidder: follow the north side of Loch Voil and Loch Doine and inspired such luminaries as William Wordsworth and Sir Walter Scott.
Clan MacLaren: traditionally the land of the MacLarens stretches from the Braes of Balquhidder to Loch Earn. Each July, a series of events take place, including a golf day at St Fillans, a church service in Balquhidder Kirk and the Highland Games at Lochearnhead, where a symbolic tussle between the MacLarens and MacGregors is fought by a tug-of-war www.clanmaclarensociety.com
Creag an Tuirc: is a short (sometimes steep) walk up behind Balquhidder Kirk, where the Clan MacLaren cairn points out the dramatic views overlooking the whole of Balquhidder glen
Guided Tours: Hidden Glen Safaris is based in Balquhidder and offer differing trips for up to 8 people to explore the area, the wildlife and the history of Scotland’s famous folk hero and outlaw Rob Roy MacGregor http://hiddenglensafaris.co.uk
Hill Walking: Balquhidder Glen is flanked by mountains to suit most walkers. The west end of the glen provides access to at least 6 Munros including Ben More and Stob Binean. Lower level walks including Kirkton Glen provide an option when low cloud obscures the higher hills.
Kingshouse: (now Mhor 84) beside the turning off the A84 to Balquhidder, was an old hunting lodge of the Stuart Kings.