Loch Rannoch

A mystical expanse of tranquil water set in stunning surroundings on your doorstep

Staying at the Dunalastair hotel Suites in Kinloch Rannoch you’ll be just a few minute’s walk from the loch itself, where mythical heroes and majestic views combine to make a truly memorable visit.

A focal point of Perthshire’s outstanding natural beauty, Loch Rannoch is a mystical 10-mile expanse of tranquil waters stretching from Kinloch Rannoch to Bridge of Gaur in the west, surrounded by beautiful woodlands, with a recorded depth of 440ft.

Loch Rannoch is well-served with a wealth of magnificent walking and hiking trails.  Follow the fascinating Clan Trail around the loch for an insight into the turbulent history of the Clans native to the area.  A series of information points around the shores of the loch recount the tales of prominent Scottish Clans from the 18th and 19th centuries, making compelling reading.

For cyclists the quiet flat roads surrounding the loch are ideal for taking in the spectacular views. The road is used for the famous annual Etape Caledonia, a closed road 80-mile cycling event, so you’ll be in good company!   Alternatively if you’re looking for the ultimate in exhilaration, you won’t be disappointed when you discover the joys of off-road mountain biking through the Rannoch Forest, making the Dunalastair Hotel Suites the perfect base for your cycling holidays in Scotland.

Activity junkies can find plenty to do, summer or winter.  Take your ice axe and crampons for some winter mountaineering, or in summer try your hand at abseiling or gorge walking or why not take a canoe or kayak onto the loch itself to experience placid water kayaking.  For real exhilaration the area offers some spectacular white-water canoeing or kayaking.