The area is full of history and beauty and walkers will find many different levels of routes for the novice right through to the more adventurous including the West Highland Way, The Rob Roy Way, Ben Lomond and The Cobbler.
Loch Lomond is a short drive away where you can visit Loch Lomond Shores, take a boat trip on the Loch or take part in the many outdoor activities on offer.
Fishing is available on the Lake of Menteith and Loch Lomond.
There are numerous fine golf courses within a short drive, the most famous perhaps being Gleneagles which is hosting the Ryder Cup in 2014. However, golfers will enjoy challenging courses at Loch Lomond, Aberfoyle, Callander and Drymen.
Visit Glengoyne Distillery, less than 15 minutes by car, and take one of the tours on offer and perhaps enjoy a wee dram!
The Trossachs Trail offers mile upon mile of forest drives, cycle tracks and walks via the Dukes Pass from Aberfoyle. Visit Loch Katrine and sail on the SS Walter Scott or visit Rob Roy MacGregor’s home in Callander.
Stirling is a short drive away, or alternatively can be reached easily by public transport, where you can visit Stirling Castle, The Wallace Monument, The Smith Museum and Art Gallery, the Bannockburn Heritage Centre.
If dining out is your passion there are many fine restaurants and pubs to suit all tastes and budgets some within walking distance.
FAIRY KNOWE Grid ref.586943, is a small green knoll, south of Mains of Buchlyvie and 1 mile east of the village of Buchlyvie, first recorded as a tumulus in 1796. The mound is marked on Ordnance Survey Maps as the site of a Bronze Age cist.
The site was excavated in 1977 and it was discovered to be first of all a timber round-house of the Iron Age, about the 1st century A.D. in which the post holes were visible and parts of timber uprights remained. In the 2nd Century a stone-built broch
was erected in place of the round-house on the same site. Roman finds suggest a date of early 2nd Century AD.
This image of the actual excavation in 1976 was given to us some 20 years ago by the owner of Mains of Buchlyvie at that time.
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