port of menteith

Other Activities

Golf in the Trossachs

For golf enthusiasts, there are two local courses. Aberfoyle Golf Course is one of Scotland’s most scenic and interesting courses with breathtaking views to Ben Lomond in the west and down the Forth Valley to Stirling Castle. The 18-hole course is quite short but requires a wide variety of imagination and shot making. It is suitable for both high and low handicap players and is an ideal location for group outings.

Callander Golf Course is in a more secluded but nevertheless stunning location and has been described as having ‘diverse holes with great greens’ and being great fun to play. It is rated as one of the top ten courses in Scotland.

Websites:

www.aberfoylegolf.com
www.callandergolfclub.co.uk

Castle Rednock Trekking Centre

Castle Rednock Farm is a scenic working hill farm within the Stirling ,Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park and is of easy reach from the cities of Stirling,Edinburgh and Glasgow. It has been farmed by the More family for over a century and is the site of a medieval castle which has had commanding views of Stirling Castle and Wallace`s Monument. Castle Rednock land also has the advantage of panoramic views from the Ochils to Ben Lomond not to mention the unbeatable view of Scotland`s only `Lake of Menteith.

For the past eleven years we have operated a Pony Trekking business and are now expanding our outdoor activities to include:

Nordic Walking
Segway Trekking
Shetland Pony Driving
Orienteering

We welcome individuals, groups, families, corporate events and parties and cater for all abilities and ages above 4.
Our experienced staff will support you and strive to ensure challenge and enjoyment are built into your preferred activity

Website: www.rednock.horseriders.co.uk

Inchmahome Priory

The ruins of Inchmahome Priory, an Augustine priory founded in 1238 by Walter Comyn, lies on Inchmahome island. The priory has been visited by famous historical figures, such a Robert the Bruce and Mary Queen of Scots, and has inspired writers and poets alike over the ages. Much of the building survives today, the small island providing a beautiful and scenic backdrop to explore – this island makes a wonderful day out and a perfect spot for a picnic. The island can be visited by a boat which runs regularly from April to September, based near Port of Menteith.

Website: www.historic-scotland.gov.uk

David Marshall Lodge

Queen Elizabeth Forest ParkVisitor Centre open March – December (10am – 6pm)

A beautiful forest park, the visitor centre overlooks Aberfoyle. Within the forest park, the Forest Enterprise has two touring caravan and camping sites as well as a self-catering log cabin site.

Features:
information
shop
cafe
exhibition
stunning views
picnic areas
waymarked trails
cycle routes
wayfaring courses
forest drive

Christmas tree sales every December.

Website: www.forestry.gov.uk