Crianlarich is very well situated for exploring a wide area of the Scottish Highlands and Central Scotland. Glencoe, Inveraray Castle, Calander and The Trossachs are all close at hand.
We are located in the Loch Lomond & Trossachs National Park. There are regular events in the park, details are here
Walking & Sight-Seeing
Opportunities to sample the 'Great Outdoors' abound in this part of the Scottish Highlands. Crianlarich is half way along the West Highland Way - The 154Km (96miles) Route starts at Milngavie passes through Mugdock Country Park, follows the shores of Loch Lomond, passing Ben Lomond, through Glen Falloch and Strathfillan, crossing Rannoch Moor, past Buachaille Etive Mor to the head of Glencoe, climbing the Devil’s Staircase, descending to the Loch Leven before entering Lairigmor and Glen Nevis and finishes at Gordon Square in Fort William.
Staying in Crianlarich is an ideal way to see a good stretch of the walk. Walkers often stay 2 or 3 nights with us while they cover the middle sections of the Way/
The Falls of Dochart in Killin are a particularly famous and strikingly picturesque landmark.
Crianlarich is also surrounded by some of the highest mountains and hills in Scotland, with the opportunity to climb a number of Munro's (mountains over 3000 feet above sea level). Ben More - which overlooks the hotel - is over 3800 feet high and Stob Binnein, Cruach Ardrasin, Ben Lui, Ben Dorain, Ben Challum and Ben Lawers all waiting to be climbed. There is also a wide choice of easier walks that start at Ben More Lodge.
If you want to learn more about Munro Bagging visit Munro Magic and Munro Map There is a good checklist of Munros to bag here
Golf enthusiasts will love Ben More and especially the excellent golf courses at Killin, Dalmally, Crieff and Comrie - all within a short car journey of Ben More Lodge.
Canoeing and Kayaking
An ideal base for paddling the many local rivers, and Lochs, including the River Dochart which links Loch Dochart. Loch Lubhair and Loch Tay. Loch Lomond is only half an hour away. For something different try hiring an Iron Age dug out canoe at the Scottish Crannog Centre near Aberfeldy on Loch Tay
Horse Riding is available nearby.
Permits are available for local fishing, ask for details.
We are close to the National Cycle Route 7, look here for details. Nearly flat riding from Killin to Crianlarich for a gentle warm down after the day as well.