Day Tour | Scheduled from Stirling or Private Tour

The Trossachs’ Little Volcano

Walk up a hill and come down a mountain

Hike an ancient volcano for stunning views.
Sail on the loch or bike along its shore. Visit a castle. 

Next Departure:
7 May 2020
Hiking
Moderate Hiking
Price
£115.00
Clear

Lakes and Boat Rides, Mountains and a Castle 

A Perfect Potted Scotland Adventure Day!

The Hike – Ben A’an is a small volcano with a big view! Think: Walk Up A Hill And Come Down A Mountain! It is well worth the bit of puffing to get up those 340m ascent which takes about 3.5 hours (up and down, 4km) including a good break on top taking in those wonderful views over the lake and hills of the National Park.

Cycle Ride – After lunch you have the choice of a fabulous cycle ride along the scenic shores of Loch Katrine or you can walk it, if you prefer, or take a

Boat Ride – on Loch Katrine and learn about the fascinating history and events surrounding this secretive lake. Great activities for families and kids!

Did you know? Loch Katrine is the scene which the 19th century writer Walter Scott chose for his famous ballad ‘Lady of the Lake’. Once there you can see why …

A Castle of course, a castle is the essential item on a Scotland trip and sacrilege to pass by without stopping. Medieval Doune Castle and of Monty Python fame presents a fantastic opportunity en route back to Stirling.

If you would like to book more than one consecutive day tour we will give you a 10% discount and help you with finding quality and authentic accommodation in the Loch Lomond area.

Other important Information:

  • Walking Distance: 6km, 4 hours in total max, 350 m ascent
  • Trail: Good path, steep in places – uneven, rocky in places, often muddy and slippery when wet.
  • Fitness: You should have the fitness and balance of someone who regularly enjoys easy walks on dirt tracks and the occasional challenge.
  • Health: Please let us know if you suffer from any medical condition which may impair your safety or enjoyment of the trip.

If you would like to book more than one consecutive day tour we will give you a 10% discount and help you find quality and authentic accommodation in the Loch Lomond area.

Prefer another tour?

Take a look at ‘Waterfalls and Whisky’ or ‘Loch Lomond’s Hills and Islands’.

Your tour includes

  • Minibus Travel from and back to Stirling (ca 40 mins each way)
  • Tour and Walking Guide
  • Hill Walk (ca max 4 hrs)
  • Photo Stop at Doune Castle (admission not included)
  • Refreshments (Fruit, Oatcakes, Cheese, Energy Bar)
  • Boat or Cycle ride (your choice!)

If you wish to book a Private Tour please get in touch.

 

Departures

From Stirling Rail Station:

  • Departure time is 09:15 / Returning 18:00

From Stirling we continue our journey north by minibus, ca 35 minutes to the start point of the walk. 

Getting to Stirling:

  • Easy! A 40 mins train ride from Edinburgh or Glasgow

Stirling is Scotland’s historic hub and it’s magnificent castle well worth a visit. You may choose to stay in Stirling for some of your visit to be nearer the Highlands.

If you would like to book more than one consecutive day tour we will give you a 10% discount and help you with finding quality and authentic accommodation in the Loch Lomond area.

Fancy a Private Tour? Please contact us.

How to Book

  • Booking online is the easiest. It is immediate and confirms availability.
  • You can also book by sending us an email. We can then confirm availability and send you an invoice for making payment via bank transfer. Please allow sufficient time ahead as payment needs to be made before the trip.

What to bring

Scotland is famous for its changeable weather and for your enjoyment and comfort we recommend you bring the following:

Day Pack:

  • Drinking water & snacks
  • Walking poles if you have them
  • Camera and/ or binoculars if you are interested in wildlife
  • Sunscreen

Clothing:

  • Waterproof Rainjacket
  • Comfortable walking trousers (pref not jeans)
  • Walking shoes or boots with good profile sole & walking socks
  • Hat or ear buff, light scarf, sunhat
  • Long sleeve fleece
Small Mount Ben A’an