To the north of Aberfoyle is Doon Hill, better known as the Fairy Knowe. The tree at the top is said to be the home of the 'People of Quietness', and in 1692 a local minister was less than discreet in telling the world of their secrets. As punishment he was taken away to fairyland, and his spirit has languished there ever since. If you go round the tree seven times, your wish will be granted, but go round it backwards andů well, we won't be held responsible. It's about an hour up and back. Cross the bridge over the Forth and head past the cemetery, then follow the signs.
Local Attractions include:-
Aberfoyle is the third stop on the Mary Queen of Scots walk from Arrochar to St Andrews.
Aberfoyle is the first stop on the Rob Roy walk from Drymen to Pitlochry.
The Lake of Menteith, is a loch in Scotland, located on the Carse of Stirling. Here you can enjoy fishing and hillwalking surrounded by beautiful scottish scenery.
Loch Katrine is a freshwater loch in the district of Stirling, Scotland. It is roughly 8 miles long by 2/3 of a mile wide and runs the length of Strath Gartney. It is a popular destination for tourists and day visitors from Glasgow and other nearby towns. Click here to visit the website.