Planning your – Holidays

 Surrounded by breathing taking scenery and a host of local attractions – galleries, castles, wildlife and ancient history, there is always something interesting to investigate no matter what the weather or time of year. Set on the edge of Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park amongst mature trees and beautiful countryside. Loaninghead is an excellent position for country activities, relax to the sound of bird song – the British wren for one – or for the more active visitors, there is a choice of climbing, fishing, golf, hill walking, sailing and other water sports, all on our doorstep.

Days out for the Kids. all with in easy drive of Loaninghead. Holiday Cottages.

Loch Legends of the Loch Cruises on the Lady of the Lake.

Walk and cycling on the shores of Loch Katrine  cycle Hire Katrinewheelz

Stirlingshire Snowdrop Festival Gargunnock House Garden, Gargunnock.  27th January, – 11th March, 2018  11a.m. – 3.30p.m .every day for snowdrop festival. £4.oo admission Children free. Honesty box in car park.

Duntreath Castle open by arrangement £4.00 admission to Garden from 1st February.

Anita Manning and her Western Auctions Team Killearn Kirk.   27th April, 2018  Tea and Coffee 10a.m. – 2p.m. for valuation day. Entry £10 including three items to be valued.

The Lodge Forest Visitors centre.  Take to the trails, watch the wildlife, see if the Ospreys have returned.  For the adventurous why not try the treetop adventure Go Ape.

Three Lochs Forest Drive from 1st March.  Explore this scenic drive and enjoy spectacular views from the comfort of your car or get out and discover the trails with your family, friends and a picnic.

En-route home stop off at the Aizle Coffee shop at Ballat crossroads just 0.5 miles from Loaninghead and your holiday cottage for that coffee, tea, glass of milk, scone and jam, home made cake, purchase some to take home with you.

On morning of departure from your holiday cottage we find guest book into Aizle Coffee shop for breakfast.

Blair Drummond Safari park opened March 17th 2018. Ready for the Easter Holidays.

Now the snow is beginning to thaw we can go back to spending our weekends exploring the great outdoors in central Scotland. If you fancy jumping in the car and travelling a little further afield there are so many amazing places just an hour from Loaninghead.

Loup of Fintry.  A 94 feet waterfall which has been described as the most stunning in central Scotland.  You’ll find it just a few miles outside of the village of Fintry. After heavy snow melting or heavy rainfall you will see it in all its glory.  You could stop of to the Coffee shop at Knockraith Kate Rodgers for something to eat or gift shopping. Courtyard Café.

Lake of Menteith a beautiful wee lake just off the Carse of Stirling with the picturesque Port of Menteith sitting on the banks.  Go there in the summer and you can  catch a ferry boat out to Inchmahome, one of several small islands on the lake and the site of an ancient monastery which was a refuge for a four year old Mary Queen of Scots en-route to Balloch Castle for her sail to France.

Callander one of the gateways to the Highlands.  Callander is right in the heart of ‘Rob Roy’ country.  and has an abundance of hills and scenic walks in the surrounding area.  Have a picnic on the banks of the River Teith. Callander walking routes.


Milarrocochy Bay, Loch Lomond.  Tourist head for the west banks of the Loch.  but head up the east side and you’ll find a secluded pebbly beach and the perfect spot for freshwater swimming, tucked away beyond Balmaha.  Stop off at the Oak Tree for something to eat.

Cadburys Easter Egg Hunt.  Ben Lomond Ranger Service.

The hunt follows the route of the Ardess Hidden History Train it is 1.5kms in length with a few short steep gradients.  It is a circular route with bench every 500 metre.  They don’t put the eggs out because badgers, foxes and pine martens would eat them.  They use a mystery word puzzle find the clues solve the mystery clamin your prize.  £2 per eggsplorer Easter Sunday and Monday just turn up and join the fun.. Parking Rowardennan Foresty Commission Carpark  £2 for the day.

The Aizle Coffee shop, gift, jewellery, and childrens wear just 0.5 miles from Loaninghead at Ballat Crossroads. 

Aizle Restaurant serves delicious homemade Soups Sandwiches, Cakes.  Gift, Jewellery, clothes for children or that last minute gift to take home  with you.