Visit Lochearnhead

Take time out to visit Lochearnhead at the head of Loch Earn, which can be circumnavigated by both walking and driving. At the old scout station (once the railway station before Dr Beeching axed it) you can access the Sustrans cycleway which follows the track of the old railway line up Glen Ogle. I can recommend making the trip on foot or by bike up Glen Ogle, so don't rush the experience. Pause and absorb some wonderful panoramas down the glen. The route crosses the famous Glen Ogle railway viaduct and can be followed over the hill to Killin.

If you want something different, the return trip may be made on the floor of the glen by following the old military road (General Wade's road). Waterfalls in the glen make this an especially interesting walk after heavy rains.

Edinample Castle



There are many castles in Perthshire and Lochearnhead can boast its own. Edinample castle is privately owned and is not open to the public. To get a picturesque view of the castle it is best seen from the main A85 across Loch Earn by the watersports area. There are many hotels with restaurants on the northern shore of the Loch and fishing, water skiing at Lochearnhead, and sailing at Loch Earn Sailing Club, being popular with visitors.

St Fillans, a charming little village lies at the east end, and here the River Earn exits. The remains of a crannog, a building on an artificial island near the loch's south west corner, shows there has been settlement here for at least two thousand years

Loch Earn is surrounded by hills with Ben Vorlich(985 Mtrs) to the south and the scenic pass of Glen Ogle to the north west. The railway viaduct in Glen Ogle marks the effort to extend the railway services across all of Scotland. Here the line did not last because of the high building and maintenance costs in this rugged and dramatic terrain.

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