Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park
, also known as the gateway to the Highlands, is situated in southern Scotland to the north of Glasgow and west of Perth. Covering an area of 720 square miles it is accessible by 50% of Scotland's population who live within an hour's drive. Although a more gentler and rolling landscape compared to the Highlands there are still 21 Munros (mountains over 3000ft) in the Park and the highest is Ben More.
The Trossachs Bird of Prey Trail will give visitors a unique chance to observe Buzzards, Red Kite, Kestrels Peregrine Falcons and even Ospreys in their natural setting. If they are elusive a visit to Aberfoyle and the David Marshall Lodge is essential. Here the visitor can view live CCTV images of wildlife in its natural habitat projected from different locations. A delightful afternoon 's forestry walk, starting at Benmore Botanic Garden, is at Puck's Glen, a fairytale glen named after Puck from Shakespeare's A Midsummer's Night Dream.