Lochs and Trossachs

Lochs and Trossachs

 It’s been October half-term in Dumfries and Galloway.As the parents belong to Holiday Property Bond , our birthday present was a week at Tigh Mor in the Trossachs. Tigh Mor, situated on the banks of Loch Achray, was a former hotel now converted into apartments with games room and swimming pool-ideal if the weather is poor.Great location for the cycling and walking we had planned…weather permitting.

                  Tigh Mor from banks of Loch Achray

 The Trossachs previously referred to a small wooded glen however nowadays  covers the area from Callendar to Loch Lomond.It is an area of stunning beauty with lochs,glens,deep valleys and striking peaks.Of course with it being October the colours of autumn were stunning -and thankfully there was an absence of midges!

Reflections in Loch Achray

Loch Katrine just down the road is approx 8 miles long and the primary water reservoir  supply for the city of Glasgow.Made famous by Sir Walter Scott, it  is the fictional setting for his poem ‘The Lady of the Lake’.Nowadays the SS Sir Walter Scott is a  biodiesel-fuelled steam power boat that transports tourists to the far end of the loch.

SS Sir Walter Scott

We drove to Stronachlachar at the western end of the loch where I deposited the family with bikes and they cycled the 13 miles back to the pier end where I met them with hot drinks and lunch.

Bea in the zone! …and boats moored at Stonachlachar

It was a great family holiday-being together,fun,picnics,activity,good food and  fresh air-in between the rain that is …

Happy days…..

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