Welcome to Lochs Katrine & Achray
This rugged area, 7 miles north of Aberfoyle and 10 miles west of Callander, is the heart of the Trossachs. Loch Katrine Cruises run from Trossachs Pier at the eastern tip of beautiful Loch Katrine. One of these is the fabulous centenarian steamship Sir Walter Scott; check the website for departures, as it's worth taking a trip on this veteran if possible. There are various one-hour afternoon sailings, and at 10.30am (plus additional summer departures) there's a trip to Stronachlachar at the other end of the loch. From Stronachlachar (accessible by car via a 12-mile road from Aberfoyle), you can reach Loch Lomond's eastern shore at isolated Inversnaid. A tarmac path links Trossachs Pier with Stronachlachar, so you can take the boat out and walk/cycle back (14 miles). At Trossachs Pier, Katrinewheelz hires out good bikes. The cafe is mediocre so bring a picnic or eat at the other end of the loch.