Strathyre lies between Balquhidder and Callander at the West end of the Wild shores of Loch Lubnaig. As with all of this area there are stunning views of mountains, glens and lochs. Whether you want to climb or just walk, there are plenty of trails and paths as well as open moor land and mountain for you to enjoy.
Strathyre has developed a good reputation for those wanting to take part in activities outdoors. Whether it is a water based sport on Loch Lubnaig or nearby, Loch Voil or Loch Earn or perhaps walking on the many paths and tracks throughout this Area (see Rob Roy Way) or hill walking or even fell running (Strathyre hosts the Stuc a Chroin 5000 hill race every May, a
gruelling 5000ft of ascent).
Munro's of Ben Vorlich (see photo) and Stuc a Chroin make an excellent day out. Ben Eck which is an interesting Corbett or Even the wee hill of Ben Shian can all provide that upland walk that you are looking for.
Strathyre means sheltered valley and with the location of the mountains on all sides it is not surprising. There are hotels, bed and breakfast providers camp sites and Forest Log Cabins providing self catering accommodation. In short, this village has a little bit of everything to offer despite the fact that it is a small highland village. For budding geologists, Strathyre lies on the West Highland Boundary Fault line, and for wildlife enthusiast, there are deer, osprey, eagles, and other fine specimens to see. In the late summer and Autumn the woods and forest are full of berries and of course wild mushrooms.
Strathyre in Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park, Scotland