Located in the beautiful Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park, Lochearnhead Railway Station, originally built in the 1900s by the Caledonian Railway Company, is now owned by Hertfordshire Scouts and has been full restored & converted to provide an adventurous activities base in the Scottish Highlands.
Available all year round and able to cater for up to 90 people, the Station makes for an ideal base for groups wanting to plan & organise their own activities, whether for a weekend or longer. Read here about Lochearnhead Station Development Plan
Who can use it?
Anyone. The area surrounding Lochearnhead can provide both an introduction to the hills for beginners and a serious challenge to the experienced walker, which makes Lochearnhead an ideal location for activities for all ages.
What do I find there?
Within easy reach of the Station there are a great many hills and mountains that provide opportunities for both novice hill walkers and experienced mountaineers of all ages.
Alternatively, the views over Loch Earn give a tantalising glimpse of the water based activities available. On the various lochs & rivers in the local area, activities include sailing, canoeing & kayaking, white-water rafting and fishing, which are all possible.
For those wanting to get out on two wheels, there is a Sustrans national cycle route running from Calendar all the way through to Killin. The route offers a variety of terrain & gradients from the forest at Strathyre, to the climb up Glen Ogle along the old railway line, all the time giving you superb views & thrills.
And for those wanting to do some rock climbing, why not try out the crags at Benny Beg near Crieff.
The main station building houses the kitchen, dining area, sun lounge, office and toilet/shower facilities. The sleeping accommodation is in log cabins located in the grounds of the 4.5 acres’ site. The cabins vary in size from 6-12 persons, all with alpine style bunks, lobby area & space for storing gear. There is also a separate shower and toilet block with disabled facilities and a good sized drying room to cater for the Scottish weather.
Further Information and Vacancies
Who do I contact?
- Steve Skittrall – email@example.com / 0208 236 0040
- Address: County Office, Well End Activity Centre, Borehamwood, WD6 5PR
- Summer Registrar: Nigel Reed – Lhdsummerreg@hertfordshirescouts.org.uk / 01279 504557
Choose your dates from the calendar below. Then send us an email requesting a booking. We will send you a booking form to complete, and block your dates with ‘Enquiry’. This will be held for up to three weeks to enable you to complete and return your form with your deposit. On receipt of your deposit, the ‘Enquiry’ will be changed to ‘Booking’. If we do not hear back from you by the third week, or if you let us know that you do not wish to proceed, we will remove the ‘Enquiry’ from the calendar. Approximately three weeks before your booking date we will send you a reminder that the balance payment is required.
Charges for 2019-20 – Day and Weekend booking – valid from 1st May 2019
Please see the below calendar for details of upcoming vacancies.