There are a number of excellent viewpoints in the area, some accessible by car, others on foot or by bike.

Easy Access

  • There are a number of smaller car parks along the shores of Loch Venachar offering a great view of loch and surrounding hills (the Venachar Café also gets great views)
  • Take the loop walk in Little Druim wood to get great views of the opposite hillside, or follow the trail down to the lochside to have an intimate view over Loch Venachar
  • The Druim Trail (from Little Druim wood or from Brig o’Turk) offers spectacular 360 views but the trail is often boggy
  • The Lendrick Hill loop (from Glen Finglas car park) offers great views from the top of the loop and there are benches for you to sit rest and take in the view
  • Along the shores (Dukes Pass side) of Loch Achray are some great lay-bys to pull into and take in the views.
  • Brenachoile point along the shores of Loch Katrine (about an hour’s walk to get there)
  • Stronachlachar Pier (there is parking and a tea room nearby)
  • Loch Arklet - there is no parking here, but as you approach Stronachlachar, you get a spectacular view over Loch Arklet looking towards the Arrochar hills.
  • The Woodland Trail at Inversnaid offers stunning views along Loch Lomond

Worth the effort

  • Walk to the top of Ben A’an for spectacular views across Lochs Achray and Katrine to the Arrochar Alps
  • Trek to the top of Ben Ledi for a 360 degree vista of the whole area
  • Take the track to the top of Ben Venue for a view across Loch Katrine, Venachar and Achray
  • Slightly less effort: start walking the Mell trail and then after a mile from the dam road car park is a great viewpoint overlooking the reservoir and the dam.

View some of the great walks at The Great Trossachs Forest.