ONE DAY ITINERARIES
Sometimes you just need a day driving around and soaking up the sights of Highland Perthshire, so I’ve put these itineraries together. The QR codes will take you straight to the route on Google Maps.
Glencoe - 2hr 10min, 93 miles total (+ Glenfinnan Viaduct - + 2hr 20min, + 90 miles)
Often described as one of the best drives inthe world, the breathtaking road through Glencoe is under 90 mins from here. Take a pitstop at the Green Welly stop, and if you’re feeling adventurous, keep on driving to the Glenfinnan Viaduct for some Hogwarts Express magic.
On the way back, take the chairlift up to the cafe at the Glencoe Mountain Resort for a brew with a view.
Loch Tay loop - 2hrs, 66 miles total
This route will take you along Loch Earn up to Lochearnhead, and up through Glen Ogle.
Stop at the viewpoint to grab a selfie by the viaduct, and motor on to the stunning Falls of Dochart on the approach to Killin. Roaming around the rocks by the falls is all part of the adventure.
As you drive along Loch Tay on your way to Kenmore, keep your eyes peeled on your left for Ben Lawers, the highest point in the region. Once at Kenmore, sit by the banks of the River Tay and watch the ducks swim by in scenery that would fit well in a 20 chalk painting scene in Mary Poppins, or take a visit to the Scottish Crannog Centre and learn about Scotland in the Iron Age.
The route back home will take you through some of the most stunning scenery Perthshire has to offer, and you could pick up some good cheese from the Crieff Food Company too!
Hidden Gems of the Trossachs - 2hrs 20mins, 82
If somebody mentions the Trossachs, Loch Lomond will probably be mentioned as well. If you’re itching to see more of the Trossachs that isn’t Loch Lomond, read on.
After heading west along Loch Earn, head south at Lochearnhead. If you’re needing coffee or
breakfast, stop by at the stylish Mhor 84. Once back on the road, head south to Loch Lubnaig. There’s a good spot on the google maps route where you can get a good snap. Keep heading towards Callander, but take the turning to Aberfoyle to drive along the Duke’s Pass which will take you past Loch Venachar and Loch Achray.
Take a break in Aberfoyle and stop for a cuppa in one of the cafes, and then head back on the road to Bridge of Allan to pick up some charity shop bargains before heading back home.