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Great Trossachs Path


45 km / 28 miles
The Great Trossachs Path opened in 2015 and, heading across the Loch Lomond & Trossachs National Park, links two well established walking routes, the West Highland Way and the Rob Roy Way. The Path runs west from near Callander to Inversnaid on the eastern shore of Loch Lomond, passing alongside several lochs: Venachar, Achray, Katrine along Strath Gartney, and finally Arklet. It is a multi-user trail providing also for bikers and horseriders. The Path has been designated as one of Scotland's Great Trails that are nationally promoted recreational routes.

Information on the Path is online and has a stripmap by Harvey Maps listed below. A Great Trossachs Forest App has also been launched, giving smart phone users a wealth of information about the area's wildlife, geography and history.

The Great Trossachs Path forms the spine of a wider network of trails throughout The Great Trossachs Forest, a large scale woodland restoration project which extends from Inversnaid on the edge of Loch Lomond to Kilmahog near Callander. The route aims to offer a range of walking opportunities, with short loop walks and day hikes that spur from it. These include the Mell Trail at Glen Finglas, Ben Venue, Ben Ledi and the pass to Balquhidder. The project is a partnership between RSPB Scotland, Forestry Commission Scotland, and the Woodland Trust Scotland. The path links two new Visitor Gateways built with support from the Heritage Lottery Fund, one at the Glen Finglas Estate at Brig o' Turk and one at RSPB, Inversnaid.

The Path has been designated as one of Scotland's Great Trails that are nationally promoted trails for people-powered journeys. Each is distinctively way marked, largely off-road and has a range of visitor services. At least 25 miles in length, they are suitable for multi-day outings as well as day trips. Collectively the 27 different routes provide over 1,700 miles of managed paths from the Borders to the Highlands, offering great opportunities to explore the best of Scotland's nature and landscapes, and to experience our mazing history and culture.


Path Type: Scotland's Great Trails
Attributes: Scotland's Great Trails
Cycle Route
National Park
Start: NN337088 - Inversnaid, Stirling View on StreetMap
Finish: NN607081 - Kilmahog, Stirling View on StreetMap
Web Sites: Great Trossachs Forest Scotland's Great Trails Loch Lomond & The Trossachs NP - Great Trossachs Path

Publications, Badges and Certificates:

External download Great Trossachs Path  (Great Trossachs Forest  - 2015 ) Download


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Contains Ordnance Survey data © Crown copyright and database right 2016.
© OpenStreetMap contributors under Open Database Licence.
Rights of way data from selected Local Authorities.
Large scale digital mapping is provided by John Thorn.
At high zoom levels the route is indicative only.
Purchase Ordnance Survey Maps:
OS Landranger 50, 56, 57
OS Landranger Active 50, 56, 57
OS Explorer 39, 46
OS Explorer Active 39, 46
Other Paper Maps:
Harvey National Trail map

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Route Profile:

45.0 km (28.0 miles)
1,163 m (3,816 ft) ascent
260 m (853 ft)  maximum height

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