Loch Lubnaig

Loch Lubnaig

Loch Lubnaig known as the 'crooked loch', lies between Callander and Strathyre, is one of the smaller lochs in the Loch Lomond & Trossachs National Park. It lies in the glaciated glen between Bens Ledi and Ardnandave to the west and Bens Bhreac and Each on the east. It is mainly fed by the river Balvaig at its northern end and empties into the river Leny. The trackbed of the old Dunblane to Oban Railway follows the west shore of the loch and now forms part of National Cycle Network route C7 and is also part of the Rob Roy trail. The path is mostly level and is suitable for walkers and cyclists. Some more adventurous tracks lead into the woods and onto the higher slopes on both shores, the most popular being Ben Shian at Strathyre, Stank Glen near Ben Ledi and Glen Ample at Ardchullerie which can be followed all the way to Edinample at Lochearn - this last is difficult on a bike due to boggy patches and some boulder strewn sections. The loch is an ideal place for a picnic as there are a few good car parks along the length of the Loch with some nice beaches for a barbecue or a spot of fishing. You can rent canoes at the North end of the loch or you can launch canoes from any of the beaches next to the car parks. For £10 you can get a key for the slipway at Baynes tackle shop in Callander. There you can also leave your trailer while you enjoy the water. Only boats with outboard engines under 10h.p. are allowed to be launched while no speedboats or jet skis are allowed. Sailing on the loch is possible but not advisable due to adverse wind conditions. Accommodation and providers for other activities can be found in both Callander and Strathyre.

How to get there

Loch Lubnaig is one of the smaller Lochs in the Loch Lomond and Trossachs area at around 5 km long. It is situated near Callander in the Stirling area and sits between Ben Ledi and Ben Vorlich. The main A84 stirling to Crianlarich road runs on one side of the loch. On the other side there is part of National Cycle Network route C7 which was once the railway track to Crianlarich and is also part of the Rob Roy trail.
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Information Summary

Parking: Park in a number of laybys or designated parking off roas points. Grid Ref: 901367.
Walk Time: 4-5hrs
Distance: 6km long by 0.5km wide, up to 44.5m deep
Terrain: An easy walk around Loch Lubnaig on old railway trackbed and major road.
Grade: 1 Easy walk, a pleasing fairly level walk along a quiet major road, returning beside a charming loch.
OS Map: Explorer 365: Callander and the Trossachs
Toilets:Nearest is either Callander or Strathyre
Shops:Nearest is either Callander or Strathyre
Cafe/Restaurant:Nearest is either Callander or Strathyre

     Last updated 29/03/2015

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