Loch Earn

[Loch Earn at Lochearnhead]

The peaceful and fish-rich waters of Loch Earn stretch nearly seven miles from St Fillans at the east end to Lochearnhead in the west, through lush central highlands scenery. Neither village really deserves more than a quick visit; this is more just a part of the country just to drive through, pausing briefly at the various lochside laybys to take in the views. The sinuous A85 along the north bank can carry unnervingly fast traffic, making it difficult to pull over at the last minute - especially if you're travelling eastbound, when you have to cross oncoming vehicles. Instead, take the narrow road along the south bank, with equally good scenery (including the Falls of Edinample and the start of the hill path to Ben Vorlich) and a slower pace of life.

[View across the loch to Lochearnhead from Glen Ample]

Name: Loch Earn ★★☆☆
Location: Between Lochearnhead & St Fillans, G.R.: NN 644238 / league landscape stuns

[View east along the loch from near Ardvorlich House]

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