This superb loop takes in the spectacular Duke’s Pass. You will also pass through Doune where you will find the castle that was featured in the film Monty Python and the Holy Grail. Beyond Doune, head west plassing Flanders Moss on the undulating road to Aberfoyle. You will pass the Lake of Menteith to the south side of Menteith Hills to Aberfoyle. With its various cafes this small town is the start to a great climb up and over Duke’s Pass. This spectacular road makes its way through woodland across to the edge of the Trossachs National Park before heading east along the shores of Loch Venachar to the town of Callander. Then, pick up the back roads heading along next to the River Teith passing back through Doune on to Dunblane.
Start point: Dunblane railway station
Grid reference: NN 78018 00967
Postcode: FK15 9ET
Total distance: 72km
Total elevation: 895m
Max elevation: 260m
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