VIL­LAGE TRAIL THAT’S SIM­PLY BLISS TO FOLLOW

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WHERE can you spot a baby ele­phant, a tiny mill house and a cock­erel mile marker?

They are all on the BLiSS arts trail which links the vil­lages of Balquhid­der, Loc­hearn­head, Strathyre, Stir­ling­shire, and St Fil­lans, Perthshire, in the heart of Rob Roy Coun­try.

This in­no­va­tive arts trail around the A84 and A85 is an initiative led by the Loch Earn Tourism In­for­ma­tion Group to en­cour­age vis­i­tors to stop at and en­joy these at­trac­tive vil­lages and their spec­tac­u­lar set­tings.

The trail is punc­tu­ated with or­na­men­tal fea­tures in­clud­ing the carved ele­phant bet­ter known as the Air­liele­phant, a totem pole road sign, the cock­erel and an old red phone box. All are high­lighted along the route to­gether with handy food and drink stops.

Drive along the trail and en­joy an out­ing with drinks, lunch and din­ner stops. Or view sec­tions of it one vil­lage at a time by bi­cy­cle or on foot – bikes can be hired at Strathyre Bike Hire. Sus­trans Cy­cle Route 7 (also part of the Rob Roy Way) on the old rail­way walk­way con­nects sec­tions of Strathyre, Balquhid­der and Loc­hearn­head off-road.

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