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Lochearnhead - Lomond and Trossachs Park North

Lochearnheadas the name would suggest is at the head of Loch Earn. Being a loch side village, water borne activities feature highly. TheRob Roy Way also passes through the village as does theNational Cycle Route 7. The Village is at the western end of Loch Earn and at the foot of Glen Ogle in the north, a mountain pass which takes travellers over to Glen Dochart, Crianlarich and Killin. On the south shore of Loch Earn, an area popular for fishing, the vista is dominated by the highmountain Munro of Ben Vorlich.

The loch is stocked regularly with brown and rainbow trout a fishing permit is required which can be bought nearby. You can choose to fish from the shore or hire a boat at the water sport centre and go onto the loch.

LochearnheadWater sports offer excellent facilities, not just to those who want to be or have been on the water but also to walkers, climbers, and bikers. There is a licensed cafe' here where you can relax looking out over the loch while you refuel yourself.

 

Loch Earn

TheVillage Highland Games is a great attraction and should not be missed if you are in the Loach Earn area in July. This event is run as a traditional village highland games with events such as tossing the caber, piping competitions, highland dancing, and many others including events for children. These events are open events and so visitors can take part and often do. Even although these are village highland games, some competitions are tough and you will be able to see world champions competitors taking part.

Loch Earn, although a fresh water loch, is a little unusual in that it has its own tidal system, or at least what appears to be a tide. Loch Earn is quite deep, the deepest stretch being almost 90 metres (approx. 270feet) deep. The loch has a 16 hour tide system which is caused by the wind pushing on the surface and thus the water builds at one end of the loch and then slides back again also causing turbulence by mixing the colder waters of the deep parts of the loch with the relatively warmer surface waters. Although this is measurable the effect is not easily detectable by those holidaying on the loch.

Lochearnhead in Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park, Scotland

 

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