Laird’s House to the Dukes Pass


(Walk Grade B) Gentle/Moderate.  Low altitude walks of between 3 – 4 hours, over paths and through forests.  Some ascents and descents over rough ground with possible wet conditions underfoot.

Castle ruins at Gartmore House
Castle ruins on the estate

The Trossachs area comes alive with stories and personalities of our history as we take you to some of the most beautiful local landmarks. The Jacobites, Rob Roy, Queen Victoria and the Cunninghame Grahams are all included in this rich walking tour around the local area.

Loch Lomond
Loch Lomond

Arrive late afternoon on the Monday to afternoon tea in the lounge and a warm welcome from your tutor.

Wednesday afternoon gives free time to explore on your own or visit a local attraction.

Spend the evenings in our lounge where we provide a variety of entertainment which could include a history of the house with its wonderful tale of politics poetry and passion, quizzes and games, or if you choose, just relax by the log fire.

Departure is after breakfast on the Friday.

Walking Itinerary

Tuesday – todays walk will take you through the grounds of Gartmore House to the Cunninghame Graham memorial, and Gartartan Castle a 12th century structure built into the walls of the walled garden. Continuing on forestry tracks through Loch Ard Forest, we will walk around the secluded Lochlan Spling – a small loch – before returning to Gartmore House via Aberfoyle and the old railway line.

Wednesday – this morning’s walk will be along the eastern end of Loch Katrine following the path to Bealach nam Bo, the alleged route Rob Roy took when hiding his stolen cattle. A short drive over Duke’s pass will take you back to Gartmore House.

Thursday – starting at Ledard Farm, the site of a 16C barn where Rob Roy is said to have recounted his battle experiences to fellow clansmen, you will walk to Loch Achray.  Following the route of Ben Venue, with a gradual ascent through woods, you will enjoy spectacular views of Loch Katrine, the Trossachs and across to Ben Lomond and the Arrochar Alps.


En suite accommodation
En suite accommodation

Your stay will be in the comfort of Gartmore House, all rooms are ensuite and many have wonderful views over Flanders Moss towards Stirling. Each room will contain tea and coffee making facilities, a pamper pack to ease out the day and a full set of maps and itineraries for your holiday. Our library is also well stocked with books on the local area.

All meals are freshly prepared by our Chef’s, using some of our garden produce, and provide a hearty wholesome fayre for your holiday. Most special diets can be catered for if the Chef is given notice prior to your arrival.

A drying room on site is provided for your clothing, should there be a downpour.


Transport is provided where necessary to and from trails.

We may be able to help with pick ups from Stirling Train Station by prior arrangement.

Points of Interest

  • History – Gartmore House’s famous Laird RB Cunninghame Graham, and walks through the 75 acre grounds of Gartmore House
  • Loch Katrine
  • Inchmaholme Priory
  • Ben Venue

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