Close cookies panel

We use cookies to give you the best possible online experience.

If you continue, we'll assume you are happy for your web browser to receive all cookies from our website.

Tigh Mor Trossachs

Stirlingshire, Scotland

Loch Katrine Sluices and the Bealach nam Bo walking and hiking route

A pleasant circuit to the Loch Katrine dam and with an optional spur to climb up to the Bealach nam Bo (Pass of the Cattle).

DOWNLOAD WALK PACK

Walk Instructions

At the foot of the drive turn right and follow the road to the T junction for Loch Katrine in approx 400m (6 mins).

Keep left here and continue along the road to the Ben Venue car park which is on the right in another 300m (4½ mins). Two paths lead from the car park - one on the left with no wayposts the other on the right with blue ones. It does not matter which you follow as they meet in about 400m (6mins).

At the junction turn left (if you followed the left hand path) or right (if you followed the right hand one). The path runs downhill following blue wayposts, crosses a boggy section on a board walk and in 300m (4½ mins) briefly touches the road to the Loch Katrine pier at Point 1 (NN500067).

Turn left along the private road to the Loch Katrine sluices, following signs for ‘Ben Venue Hill Path'.

In 600m (7 mins) at Point 2 (NN495065) take the path on the left still signed ‘Ben Venue Hill Path', and cross the Achray Water by an arched bridge. In approx 100m (1 min), you will come to a T junction, turn right here and follow the track running beside the Achray Water.

In approx 300m (4 mins) you will arrive at Point 3 (NN493064) where a path on the left heads up hill, signed ‘Ben Venue Hill Path'.

3a - Shorter Walk

If you want to see the Loch Katrine dam, carry straight on along the track for approx 350m (4 mins) & then retrace your steps to Point 3.

Follow the Ben Venue Hill Path uphill, it climbs quite steeply through some beech woods and then drops to a T junction at Point 4 (NN494060).

Turn left here, and descend gently with a burn on your right. In 300m (4 mins) ignore the track on the right and carry straight on. In about 400m (5 mins) come to a T junction at Point 5 (NN499063).

Turn right here and follow the track down to the Achray Hotel in approx 450m (6mins). Carry on past the hotel to the main road, turn left and then walk back along the road to Tigh Mor.

3b - Longer Walk

From Point 3 carry straight on to the end of the track in approx 350m (4 mins), pass over the stile and follow a sometimes boggy path to a burn which you cross in about 700m (9 mins).

In a further 100m (1-2 mins) cross another burn after which the path starts to ascend, past two distinct boulders on the left and, shortly afterwards, another on the right before passing through a gap (old gateway) in the fence, which runs down to the lochshore, in another 500m (6 mins).

From here you can clearly see the Bealach nam Bo ahead of and above you - the notch in the ridge with the boulder field below and a solitary ash tree silhouetted against the sky behind. The path now becomes slightly steeper and in places is quite faint - but keep heading towards the boulder field through which the path eventually winds. It is quite rough in places and, in the wet, can be slippery so you may need to use your hands for balance.

In about 11 mins you reach the pass at Point 6 - (NN481076). The best views can be had by clambering up the knoll to your right (2 mins).

Retrace your steps to Point 3 and continue as for walk 3a.

DOWNLOAD WALK PACK

Disclaimer: This route was correct at time of writing. However, alterations can happen if development or boundary changes occur, and there is no guarantee of permanent access. These walks have been published for use by site visitors on the understanding that neither HPB Management Limited nor any other person connected with Holiday Property Bond is responsible for the safety or wellbeing of those following the routes as described. It is walkers' own responsibility to be adequately prepared and equipped for the ‎level of walk and the weather conditions and to assess the safety and accessibility of the walk.

BACK TO WALKS

Social feed

How can I find out more?

The Holiday Property Bond could do as much for your quality of life as it has done for many thousands of families who have already invested. That's why we invite you to get in touch with us in any of these 3 ways and please don't forget our unique 'Money back promise' and 'interest free loan' options.

Close

We're so confident you'll be delighted with HPB
that we offer you a 'Money Back Promise'!

In regular surveys, Bondholders tell us how happy they are with HPB holidays. That's why we feel confident in giving you the extra reassurance of our unprecedented 'Money Back Promise':

If you take your first HPB holiday within three years of investing and are not, for any reason, entirely happy, you can apply to cash in your HPB investment within 14 days of your return. Whatever the encashment value, the parent company of the issuer of HPB will make up any difference so that you get back the full amount of your original payment, including charges.

This offer applies to a holiday at any HPB owned property which is taken by at least one of the Bondholders themselves.

Full details of the offer will be provided before you invest.

Request our brochure Speak to a representative Visit an Open Day or Exhibition

Please request our fully
illustrated brochure

Please read "How HPB works" and then we will be delighted to send you our brochure, including our property portfolio, along with our full length DVD introduced by Bondholder Sue Barker and a list of forthcoming Open Days and Exhibitions. See the beautiful holiday homes and magnificent locations where you can spend your holidays as a Bondholder.

Please complete and submit the form or,
alternatively, telephone our FREE brochure request line on 0800 230 0391

Request a brochure
Title *  
First Name *  
Surname *  
Email address  
Postcode *  
Telephone number
How did you hear about us?

We will use the details you provide above to send you our detailed HPB brochure and keep you updated about HPB holiday offers.

SUBMIT
* Indicates required fields

You can speak to one of our representatives

Your local HPB representative will be happy to call or meet you at a convenient time and place for an informal chat. Simply fill in your details and we'll do the rest.

Most of our representatives are Bondholders themselves and all have visited a number of Bond sites.

The representative will give you all the information you need and then leave you to make up your own mind. He or she will talk to you about your holiday requirements and what level of investment is needed to secure the kind of holidays you want.

Title *  
First Name *  
Surname *  
Email address  
Telephone number *  
Post code
iBy giving us your post code we can find a representative near you.
How did you hear about us?
Your message

One of our representatives will contact you using the information above.

SUBMIT
* Indicates required fields

See our stunning properties
for yourself

Attending an Open Day at an HPB holiday location is an enjoyable way to see what HPB has to offer. Just turn up and stay as long as you wish – there is no need to make an appointment. The representatives will introduce themselves and answer your questions. You will also be invited to inspect the site and see HPB’s high standards for yourself.

Alternatively, you are welcome to attend one of our Exhibitions at a hotel near you. You can chat to one of our representatives, ask your questions and watch our complete DVD 'travelogue' of HPB locations.

VISIT AN OPEN DAY OR EXHIBITION

This advertisement is issued by HPB Management Limited ("HPBM") registered at HPB House, Newmarket, Suffolk, CB8 8EH. HPBM is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and is the main UK agent and the property manager for HPB, issued by HPB Assurance Limited ("HPBA") registered in the Isle of Man and authorised by the Financial Services Authority there. The Trustee of HPB is HSBC Trustee (C.I.) Limited registered at HSBC House, Esplanade, St Helier, Jersey, JE1 1GT. The Securities Manager is Stanhope Capital LLP of 35 Portman Square, London, W1H 6LR.

Holders of policies issued by HPBA will not be protected by the Financial Services Compensation Scheme if the company becomes unable to meet its liabilities to them but Isle of Man compensation arrangements apply to new policies. No medical examination required. HPB is available exclusively through HPBM who will only charge for their services if you invest. HPBM promotes only HPB and is not independent of HPBA.

AS FEATURED IN The Telegraph BBC Daily Mail The Sunday Times