It’s amazing that just an hour from the centre of Glasgow you can get away into the wilds of The Trossachs.

Be prepared

There’s nothing like exploring off the beaten path, but if you’re planning to depart from established paths and trails, make sure you’re prepared with maps, compass, weather forecast and supplies especially if you plan to explore off the beaten path or are planning a full day out. As elsewhere in Scotland, there is open access provided you exercise your rights responsibly. Please keep away from livestock and keep your dog under control.

Paths may become wet and boggy in certain conditions. Please bring appropriate clothing and footwear and be aware that the weather can be very changeable, even in summer.

Some paths and trails are accessible for wheelchairs and buggies, especially those around Loch Katrine. View some of our short walks.

Find out more about wild camping in The Great Trossachs Forest on the Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park website.

Be safe

  • Check the weather
    It is advisable to check the conditions before setting out
  • Check for ticks in the summer
    Ticks bites can cause Lymes Disease. Download this leaflet to find out more
  • Be responsible
    Please keep away from livestock, leave gates as you find them and keep your dog under close control.
  • Respect the area
    This is a special area for nature and people, please be considerate and follow these simple guidelines.
  • Phone coverage
    Please note mobile phone cover in some parts is patch. In an emergency, and there is reception, telephone the emergency services on 999. To increase your chances of mobile phone coverage before you set out you can register your phone for 112