Visit Lochearnhead: Places to stay, things to do

Journey into the highlands of Scotland with Nick Peers as he escapes to the far north for a weekend break in the country


Why go there?
As its name implies, Lochearnhead lies at the head of Loch Earn in the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park in the Highlands of Scotland. It’s a popular destination for tourists, particularly those interested in water sports, with dinghy sailing, scuba diving, water skiing and kayaking among the attractions on offer. Fishermen and cyclists are also well catered for.
There’s also plenty of walking available: two family friendly walks are the Glen Ogle Trail, which uses part of the old 19th century railway line as it traverses along the western edge of the loch, and the Glen Ample Walk, which starts at the stunning Edinample Falls. More adventurous walkers may be tempted by the climb to the top of Ben Vorlich, which offers an excellent view of the surrounding area from its summit.


Where to stay
The Lochearnhead Hotel has 10 ensuite rooms along with a bar, restaurant and lounge, and is the perfect place to base yourself while visiting the area. Prices start from £35 per person per night based on two persons sharing, and include breakfast.

Where to eat
The Clachlan Cottage Hotel is situated on the lochside at Lochearnhead, and offers a varied menu which is made from locally sourced produce including vension, chicken and haggis (plus vegetarian options of course). Prices average around £5 for starters, £9 for a main course, and £4.25 for a range of tempting desserts.

Tell us a local secret
Glenturret Distillery, situated about six miles east of Loch Earn in the town of Crieff, is home to the Famous Grouse Scotch Whiskey, where you’ll find a visitor centre, restaurant and bar among other attractions.



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