Whether you're staying for a few days in one of Forest Holiday's luxury cabins on the banks of Loch Lubnaig, or are looking for a new part of Queen Elizabeth Forest Park to explore, Strathyre Cabins offers moderate trails and a lochside cycle path.
Backdropped by the wild and rugged Strathyre Forest, this area boasts a rich and fascinating history. Strathyre is the setting for tales of the notorious 18th century outlaw and local legend, Rob Roy MacGregor. Today you can visit his grave at the kirkyard in Balquhidder.
The name itself comes from the Gaelic 'Strath Cor', which means 'broad winding valley', which perfectly describes the sheltered 'S' shaped glen, that was forged by a glacier during the Ice Age.
Walk along the loch shore and climb through the spruce forest above ‘the crooked hollow’ for great views across Loch Lubnaig and the Carse of Stirling.
Wide and firm surface throughout of tarmac or loose gravel tracks. Long moderate slopes for over 1 mile with short slightly steeper sections. Includes one narrow gap.
Allow 2½ hours
Once you've spent some time in Strathyre, you won't want to leave. Which is why Strathyre Cabins, about 6 miles (10 km) south of Strathyre village on the tranquil western shore of Loch Lubnaig, is the ideal accomodation for a holiday in the forest.
Wake up to the dramatic landscape and plan a packed trip of outdoor activities. There’s something for everyone here, including fishing, archery and a children’s play area. For the more active, bikes and canoes are available for hire here too.
National Cycle Route 7 passes through the glen and connects Killin and Callander. The route follows a section of the old railway line, which was built back in 1880 to link Glasgow to Oban, and then closed in 1965. If you'd rather do without the hassle of bringing your own bike, you can hire one at Strathyre Cabins.
Take to the open water at Loch Lubnaig and Loch Voil. Canoe hire is available at Strathyre Cabins. For advanced kayakers, more challenging conditions can be found at Monachyle Burn at the head of Loch Voil and at Calair Burn south of Balquhidder village.
The nearest public toilets are in Callander.
Strathyre Cabins are actually a good 6 miles south of Strathyre village. However, the large signs for the Cabins are easy to spot on the west side of the A84 between Kilmahog and the south end of Loch Lubnaig.
National Cycle Route 7 winds through the glen, linking Killin and Callander.
FK17 8HF is the nearest postcode.
Buses between Callander and Killin stop at Strathyre village. Plan your journey at Traveline Scotland.