Katrine is situated 6 miles northeast of
Aberfoyle, reached via the really steep hill road
that passes The Lodge. This road is second gear much
of the way with hairpin bends. One of the top tourist
roads in Scotland.
Loch Katrine is popular for boat trips and its
cycle lane alongside the loch, also with a cycle hire
shop. You can take one of a few trips, including bike
out and boat back.
This is the area where Rob Roy the famous early 1700s
Scottish outlaw was born and lived.
The hill road then leads 10 miles from Loch
Katrine to Callander, another popular village in the
Aberfoyle history begins as a small village built
around slate mining with a number of quarries in the
1803 - William Wordsworth wrote the poem Rob Roy's Grave, about a
Scottish outlaw from the area in the early 1700s.
1809 - Sir Walter Scott visits the Loch Katrine
and produces the poem - The Lady of the Lake,
about three men trying to win the affections of a
woman in the area.
1817 - Sir Walter Scott published the novel
Rob Roy, leading to
more interest in the area.
1882 - the Railway reached Aberfoyle, increasing
1995 the film Rob Roy starring Liam
Neeson is released.
2002 - the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park is
opened covering about 700 square miles, with the
Trossachs section around Aberfoyle, Lock Katrine and
Callander. See the Click on Map at the top of the
page for the area top attractions and mountains.