Nestled between two mountains is a picturesque freshwater lake called Loch Lubnaig, which means crooked in Gaelic. We found it by accident when we were on the search for highland cows, and it was a perfect stop, even in the rain. It’s right in between Callander and Strathyre on A84 and is part of the Loch Lomond & Trossachs National Park.
Because Loch Lubnaig wasn’t a planned stop we couldn’t stay for long, but there is a lot to do if you’re looking to get out of the city and into nature. You can stay at a campsite, or “wild camp” if you’re looking for seclusion. The loch runs north-south so it’s a little more sheltered from the wind than other lochs in the area and makes it a good place to kayak, fish (you’ll need a permit), and even open water and wild swim. There are also walking and biking trails. It’s truly a stellar place for some peace, quiet, and tranquility.
For more information, visit the Loch Lubnaig website.