The cabins are in the heart of the Loch Lomond National park, which means there’s lots to do. You might head up Ben A’nn, a beautiful hill that overlooks three Lochs – just a 15 minute drive away. Or, you could spend an afternoon swinging through the trees at Go Ape, our local adventure course, with one of the longest ziplines in Europe!
However, if you’re looking for something a little closer to home, the Lemahamish loop is a picturesque walk which begins right on your doorstep!
The loop goes along the river, through beautiful woodland, and emerges at a little meadow next to the water. There are a few picnic benches, and a beach, where you can go for a swim. The path then snakes through the woods, hugging the river’s edge. You cross a beautiful bridge, and then on to the Aberfoyle cycle track, which you follow back to where you started. It’s probably 20 minutes if you’re walking constantly, but why not take your time? Lemahamish is a perfect spot to have some lunch and relax. That’s why you’ve booked your stay, right?
Here are a few directions to make sure you don’t get lost!
As you leave the Dreamcatcher car park, take a left down the road. Once you get to the bridge, there’s an old telephone box and a sign that says “Cobleland Campsite”. You head down the path into Cobleland, and you’re on your way.
Take the path which says “Dog walk” on the other side of the campsite. If you haven’t already, you’ll notice the river Forth on your right. It goes all the way to Edinburgh!
With the river on your right and gorgeous woodland on your left, you’ll already start to feel the beneficial effects of being in nature. Pretty soon, you’ll reach Lemahamish – the little meadow on the water. This is where you might want to stop for a picnic, go for a swim, or watch the birds coming and going from their nests on the clay walls.
Once you’re ready to move on, head toward the car park, and take the path on the right which follows the river again. This is my favourite part of the walk. The big pine trees and slow, trickling river create a perfectly relaxed state of mind.
When the footpath emerges onto a bike path, turn right, and continue along through the woods.
Take the next right, and you’ll soon come to the bridge – another great spot to pause and take a breath.
Continue for another 50 meters or so, and you’ve reached the cycle track to Aberfoyle. You can either take a left and go for an ice cream in town (10 minutes). Or take a right and head for home.
I love this walk, and you will too. It’s so convenient, there’s no need for a car. First thing in the morning or late at night, you’ll hardly see a soul. And if the weather takes a turn, you’re never far from home. With a quick dash, you’ll have the kettle on in no time!
I hope this was helpful, and if you do choose to do the loop, please send us any photos you take. We love to see you guys enjoying yourselves.
Have a great time!