|[Loch Venachar from the north bank]|
If you're heading into the depths of the Trossachs from the east side, leave some time in your itinerary to pause at Loch Venachar: a popular sailing destination with great views for the rest of us. Ben Ledi and the Menteith Hills provide barriers to the north and south, so access is from the east or west. The A821 cuddles the loch's north bank for a mile or so, with a couple of parking areas providing access to the waterside. For the ultimate escape, the south side has a cycle track for its whole length - hire a bike from nearby Wheels Cycling Centre at Gartchonzie.
|[Sunset over the loch]|
Name: Loch Venachar ★★★★★
Location: G.R.: NN 571055 / photo instance roost
Anything else? Various parking areas on the A821 along the north bank, or on the minor road to Loch Venachar sailing club on the south-east side.
|[Loch Venachar from the hill path to Ben Ledi (September 2016)]|