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Autumn On Loch Katrine, Scotland

Autumn is one of my favourite times of the year in Scotland, with its magnificent array of colourful hues. Even on a dreich dramatic day, the fall colours are still very beautiful. Scotland has a number of lochs (more than 30,000) but Loch Katrine is a must-visit! The inspiration for Sir Walter Scott in the famous 19th-century poem, The Lady of the Lake and birthplace of outlaw Rob Roy MacGregor. Did you know the freshwater loch has also supplied Glasgow for over 150 years and is used in the production of Tennents Lager? Here's what you can expect.

Dramatic and Dreich Loch Katrine ©MDHarding

Autumn On Loch Katrine, Scotland

This year Scotland is celebrating the year of Coast and Water's, what better way to enjoy it than onboard Lady of The Lake sailing across Loch Katrine.

We booked via Itison for the 45-minute cruise, including car parking and lunch (soup & sandwich). You can also book directly on a longer cruise, including the new winter cruise. It was really easy to confirm the booking and cruise sailing time via telephone.

Rob Roy II and Lady of the Lake at the Trossachs Pier, Loch Katrine ©MDHarding

Though, it did take us a couple of attempts to get there. Have you heard about the flooding this past week? We are used to it raining in Scotland, but oh my, we had a month of rain in one day!

Today was the day, we set off early to the Trossachs Pier just in case of continued flooding (surface water) and had time to visit Smiddy Farm Shop en-route. At just an hour and a half away, the scenery is so much more dramatic with mountains, the Duke's Pass and the quaint village of Aberfoyle.

Dramatic Heartlands of Scotland ©MDHarding