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Almost every corner you turn around the Trossachs and Breadalbane area you will encounter one of those 'Kodak moments'.
Whether you choose to interpret those views on paper, on canvas, by photograph or just in your mind's eye will depend on your preferred artistic medium. The views will take your breath away.
Using a palette you might find that you are challenged when it comes to choosing your colour, there are many artists who say that the clean, sparkling air adds an extra something to the light and hence the colours of the scenery. No two days are alike. The weather, whatever its conditions, does not mar the beauty all around, it just alters it so that the colours stand out more vividly. Unbelievably blue skies vie with the blues, browns and purples of the hillsides, sometime the lochs are so still that it is hard to see where reality ends and reflection begins.....
The area has plenty of interesting walks, from level loch side rambles in the glen to the more strenuous half-day walk up Ben More or the local Munro - Ben Lawers.
At the Killin Outdoor Centre and Mountain Shop you can hire bicycles and equipment by the hour or day. They will also give you 1st class local advice. The Outdoor Centre also runs some day long and week long training courses.
Alternatively bring your own bicycles and we can store them safely overnight in our locked garage.
Scotland's Outdoor Access Code came into being on the 9th February 2005, you can read about it here
Killin is a good stop on the Rob Roy Way (Drymen to Pitlochry). The leg of the walk that passes us comes from or continues down along the south of Loch Tay. Unfortunately along the south road at Ardtalnaig ( recommended leg of the walk) there is presently little accommodation. A selection of cycle rides in the area allow you to cycle on and off road. Amongst others, the 214 miles Cycle Route 7 which runs from Inverness to Glasgow via Pitlochry.
Explrore Outdoors arranges guided walking tours of the highlands: www.explore-outdoors.co.uk
Gaelic for Walkers:
Stob - point/stake,
Sron - Nose/point,
Meall - Lump/Round Hill,
Creag - Crag/Rock/Cliff,
Cruach -Heap/stack/bold hill
Ben - Anglicised version of Beinn - Mountain/Peak.
Clachan/Clachain - Village
Luib - Meander/Bend
Iubhair - Yew tree
We provide an ideal base for exploring the numerous Munros (mountains over 3000 ft) within easy reach or maybe you fancy walking some Corbetts (mountains over 2000 ft).
Some of the walks around Killin are described in the Killin walks page and Killin Walks Leaflet .
Try the suggestions at the Perthshire walks page
Forest, loch, moorland or mountainside whatever your favourite surroundings there is a walk or a cycle track to suit.
If you are touring independently by foot or by bike you may want to consider employing a service to move your luggage from place to place - we have found Bike and Hike reliable. Otherwise you might use a booking service to arrange your itinerary and for this Scottish Cycling Holidays are a worth a visit.
Mountain (both Monros and Corbetts) list: http://www.walkz.com/mtscottish.htm
At Killin, Cycle Route 7 runs eastwards along the south side of the loch or southward, off-road, along the old railway track towards Glen Ogle.