The area around the Knockderry Hotel is surrounded in wonderful walking countryside for all abilities and standards. In the immediate vicinity there are simple coastal walks along the shore with fabulous views over the Clyde estuary, a woodland walk up to a stunning view point or an idyllic wander through a wonderfully restored Edwardian Garden. Linn Botanic Gardens – less than a mile’s stroll from the Hotel, offers guests the pleasure of meandering around their stunning gardens, first designed and laid out in 1860.
At the head of Loch Long stands the distinctive shape of The Cobbler – Ben Arthur – one of Scotland’s most familiar landmarks and a must for walkers and climbers. Arrochar is just 15 minutes away from Knockderry, and is surrounded by beautiful woodland walks ideal for a gentle stroll and a picnic or a more strenuous climb to some fabulous viewpoints looking out down Loch Long.
Further afield, east of Loch of Loch Lomond you will come across the famous West Highland Way long distance footpath. You can choose to undertake just one part of the route where you will be well rewarded for exploring the area and walks around the Way itself. The area forms the Loch Lomond National Nature Reserve, comprising beautiful woodland shorelines, hills, mountains and wetlands.
Among the most spectacular walk in this part is the strenuous walk up Conic Hill which enjoys splendid views towards the Arrochar Alps. The most famous walk and the most climbed mountain in Scotland is Ben Lomond. It is easily accessible and has a well-maintained path which starts at Rowardennan on Loch Lomond’s east side and summit views taking in the surrounding mountains, the Glasgow area and the Clyde estuary.
We have information at the hotel of all the great walks in the area or you could plan in advance by accessing Walk Wild which will give you detailed information and listings of all the walks in the area.