Activities

There are many activities to entertain all ages in the local area & due to our central location you can access so much more within an hours drive.

Walking & Climbing 

Within 20 miles of Auchlyne & Suie Estate, there are more than 35 Munros (mountains over 3,000 ft).  There are 3 within the estate - Ben More, Stob Binnein and Sgiath Chul. It is a great place for hiking, and within a 45 minute drive there are the breath-taking vistas of Rannoch Moor and the world-famous Glencoe, boasting such features as the Aonach Eagach ridge, Buchaille Etive Mhor and Glencoe Mountain Resort.

In Glen Dochart, a right of way leads from Ledcharrie over the hill to Balquhidder, seat of the Clan MacLaren and home to Rob Roy MacGregor.  At the foot of Ben More, near Auchessan is a cottage which supposedly belonged Rob Roy MacGregor.

 

If you are going to walk up in the hills, especailly between September and February, please be aware that deer management activities may be happening and we would appreciate your help in planning routes which minimise the chance of disturbing stalking, in line with the Scottish Outdoor Access Code. Please make use of the Hill Phones website and phone line and the Scottish Outdoor Access Code's Heading for the HIlls webpage.

Wildlife & Nature

The estate is within the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park and has beautiful wild flowers and many animals and birds to spot including Red Squirrels, Mountain Hare, Pine Marten, Otter, Black Game, Red Grouse, Golden Eagle, Osprey, Peregrine and Buzzard, as well as Red and Roe Deer. 

 

You have a good chance of seeing 4 out of Scotland's Big 5.

Mountain Biking & Cycling

There are mountain biking courses at Glencoe and at the Nevis Range offering routes for all abilities from the valley floor trails to challenging Downhill tracks which can be accessed using their chair lifts! So you get all the enjoyment of going downhill but not the gruel of the uphill bit.

 

National cycling route 7 which links Inverness to Sunderland passes through Glen Dochart.

 

Bicycles can be hired from the Outdoor Shop in Killin.

Golf

For golfers, there are 9-hole courses in Killin, Kenmore, Strathtay, Taynuilt and Oban, 18-hole courses at Callander, Cameron House, and Gleneagles.  

Boat trips & Water Sports 

Boat trips can be arranged on Loch Tay as well as canoe and kayak hire. On Loch Katrine you can take a cruise on the Sir Walter Scott and on Loch Lomond, the paddle steamer 'Maid of the Loch'.

Villages, Towns & Cities 

The nearby village of Killin at the head of Loch Tay is famous for its spectacular Falls of Dochart which flow under a stone arched bridge and through the village with Ben Lawers, Perthshire’s highest mountain, as a backdrop.  There were featured in the films "The 39 Steps" and the original "Casino Royale" in 1967.

 

This buzzing village is steeped in history and has lots to offer including an ancient clan burial island, a restored ‘longhouse’ and the ruins of Finlarig Castle with its hanging tree and beheading pit.

 

Edinburgh and Glasgow are easily accessible as well as the busy harbour town of Oban, known as the “Gateway to the Islands” with many exciting day trips to Mull, Iona and the Inner Hebrides.

 

To the South East lies Callander and historic Stirling, with its imposing Castle and the Wallace Monument.  

 

South from Callander over the Duke's Pass takes you to the Trossachs and the Queen Elizabeth Forest Park.

Other things to see & do

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