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Tigh Mor Trossachs

Stirlingshire, Scotland

Ever wondered where the Trossachs came from?

Posted by Luci Ackers on Apr 03, 2017
Ever wondered where the Trossachs came from?

Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park was originally established back in 2002. It’s famous for its picturesque lochs and dramatic munros, and is rich in wildlife.

Often the name of the National Park is shortened and simply referred to as ‘The Trossachs’.

But did you know...?

The word Trossachs comes from the Gaelic for a wooded glen. Originally this actually just referred to the small woodland which lies in the cross-section between Ben A'an and Ben Venue (to the north and south), and Loch Achray and Loch Katrine (to the east and west). Roughly here.

Tigh Mor Trossachs, which translates as ‘Big House in the Trossachs’ is located just on the northern banks of Loch Achray – so right in the heart of what was the original Trossachs woodland. This woodland is currently forming part of the Ben A'an and Brenachoile Woods Site of Special Scientific Interest and the Trossachs Special Area of Conservation.

Most recently this ancient woodland area has become a part of the Trossachs Great Forest National Nature Reserve. A native Scottish ‘forest’ is a combination of ancient woodland and more open areas, which creates a mosaic of habitats. The Trossachs Great Forest National Nature Reserve is part of a conservation project to regenerate the landscape back into the rich Scottish forest that was once here. The project will span 200 years and stretch over 160 square km with the purpose of restoring native habitats and wildlife. It’s certainly worth a visit!

Find out more about the Trossachs Great Forest National Nature Reserve on the website.

Or find out how to stay at Tigh Mor by entering your details at the bottom of the page for a free brochure.

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Luci Ackers
Author: Luci Ackers

Luci loves getting out and about for a good cycle ride or easy-going walks in the countryside, and thoroughly enjoyed the time she previously spent working for the National Trust. Her love of writing started from a young age and on rainy days nothing beats curling up in a secret corner with a good book.

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