22nd – 29th March 2014

April 12, 2014 by in

We’ve had a lovely week in “Crosskeys Cottage” – very warm, cosy & characterful place to stay.  A warm welcome too when we arrived.

A good base from which to enjoy the beautiful Loch Lomond & Trossachs area.

Some of the places we have visited and walked our 2 dogs that we would recommend:-

– Comic Hill & Balmaha – steep walk, but fantastic view from the top & Oak Tree Inn opposite!!

– Pucks Glen near Dunoon.

– Aberfoyle & Loch Ard Walk

– Fort William (2 hour drive) through Glen Coe was spectacular

– Balloch Castle Country Park

– Luss

– The Cobbler – only looked as it’s a bit of a more serious climb!

We visited far more places including Helensburgh (for shopping & take-aways!!) to mention.

Thanks very much.

Pam & Gary, Leighton Buzzard, Beds.

Things to do

Day trip suggestions

Inveraray – Day tripA marvellous day out, Inveraray is on the western bank of Loch Fyne north of Arrochar beyond the ‘Rest and be Thankful’. Inveraray Castle  was used in the series Downton Abbey for a ChristmasSpecial. The Bell Tower dominates the town and houses the second heaviest ring of ten bells in the world and is open to the public spring /summer. […]

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Luss conservation village – western shore of Loch Lomond

Located on the banks of Loch Lomond, off the A82, 5 miles north of Crosskeys. Occupation of this area dates back to medieval times, but much of the village and the neat rows of cottages were built in the 18th and 19th centuries to house workers from the nearby slate quarries and featured in the […]

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The Falkirk Wheel – 12 miles south of Stirling

The World’s first and only rotating boat lift. Completed in 2002 the huge Falkirk wheel re-connects the Fourth & Clyde and Union canals after the 11 original lock gates were dismantled in the 1930’s. Also an opportunity to visit the famous Kelpieshttps://www.scottishcanals.co.uk/falkirk-wheel/

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