We heard word last night from our friends that there is a very special sauna to be experienced nestled right alongside the Loch Tay Marina. This was not an opportunity to be missed, we must go and discover for ourselves. Took the A82 North towards Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park area. Through Dumbarton, Inverarnan and Crianiarich till we got to Killin. Stopped here to see the beautiful Dochart Falls which ran like a gushing river with a series of falls right through the main centre of the village and under a beautiful old bridge with mountains surrounding in the background. There was a small gate with a padlock on the side of the bridge saying “enter at your own risk”, which headed down to a walk beyond the bridge, the key in which you can obtain from the local shop. We went in with curiosity and found it was a Burial island and site of lion age chiefs from the area. A lovely walk to the site which contained very old stone graves overlooking the river.
We continued driving up the West side of Loch Tay from here and found a forest reserve to stay the night. Drummond Hill in Tay Forest.
by Julie Faulkner