Waterways and Railways

(Walk Grade A) Easy/Gentle. Low altitude introductory walks of short duration (2-3 Hours) along paths and forest trails.  May be some steep ascents and descents.

The Trossachs

Throughout the Trossachs the Victorians built an immense system of waterways which are still in use today. Discover the Trossachs on trails leading to waterways, forests and plenty of magnificent views. The railways sadly are no longer used but still provide wonderful walks locally. This very special walking holiday by a local guide with expert knowledge, provides a fascinating and stunning walking holiday.

The banks of the River Forth
The banks of the River Forth

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 just relax in the comfort of the house.

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 – beginning in the picturesque town of Callander, todays walk will take you through woodland to Bracklinn falls, a series of tumbling falls on the Keltie Water. Returning to Callander, there will be time to visit one of the many local tearooms before your transportation back to Gartmore House.

Wednesday – this morning you will walk to the nearby village of Aberfoyle, gateway to the Trossachs, along the old railway line that closed in 1959. In the village you will see a row of remaining railway cottages where the station once stood. A circular route back to Gartmore House will take you alongside the banks of the River Forth and through portions of Lochard Forest.

Thursday – today’s walk begins at Stronachlachar Pier at the western end of Loch Katrine, the primary water supply for Glasgow and the surrounding areas. Following the water pipeline, you will walk through woodlands to the idyllic and secluded Loch Chon before your drive back to Gartmore House.


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 contains 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.

If you would like more details, a brochure, or to book, please complete the online enquiry form by clicking on this  link, or call us on;

Tel 01877 382 991, where we will be delighted to take your call

or email :info@gartmorehouse.com

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