Out to Lochearnhead (again! But this time you could take the South Road instead), and turn left this time to Stirling. The road brings you down to Callander, a bustling town with a mix of shops.
Have lunch at our friend’s restaurant, The Callander Meadows, both Nick and Suzanne worked at Gleneagles before setting up their restaurant: good food at great prices, and Suzannes puddings to die for.
The Rob Roy & Trossachs Visitor Centre is well worth a visit.
Head along the A821 to the Trossachs Pier Complex at Loch Katrine, where you can take a trip on the steamship Sir Walter Scott – even better, rent bikes and cycle up one side then boat back.
Then continue on past the Duke’s Pass to Aberfoyle. Following the road East from Aberfoyle, you pass the Lake of Mentieth – Scotland’s only ‘Lake’, where there is also an opportunity to visit Inchmahome Priory by ferry as it is located on an island. Then come back north to Crieff, via Doune, which has several interesting antique shops.