Being situated at the gateway to the Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park our location is ideal as a focus for exploring the area. Or make us your base and use our superb location to explore the surrounding area and further afield where you will find brilliant walking/hiking/cycling/kayaking/touring with plenty to see and do.
Bikes can be hired close by at Wheels Cycling Centre. For longer trips you really are in the heart of Scotland so you can be in Glasgow, Edinburgh or Perth within the hour and there are good trains from Stirling.
There are art, craft and cooking workshops available at weekends at West Moss-side with small numbers you will be able to learn a new skill – basket making, rush weaving, birch craft, felt work, batik, natural paper making, painting and drawing and more. Check out the West Moss-side website for the course schedule or let us know with lots of time what you would like to do and we will try and accommodate.
If you would like to combine your stay with a number of therapies including Yoga, Thai Massage, Reiki, Aromatherapy, etc we can put you in touch with qualified and experienced local practitioners who will come to West Moss-side.
Follow the natural cycle of the day and let the time unfold naturally. In the evening you can chill-out by the yurts and star gaze into the un-polluted dark night or be snug inside with a book and a glass of wine. But then you could go up to the village of Thornhill which is just a mile and a quarter away where there is a country pub and hotel with excellent food.
Leave the City Behind
Imagine waking up to the sound of skylarks, meadow pipits, bubble bees and the everyday living world of West Moss-side organic farm and maybe Rhona, Tara, Jura, Evergreen or one of the young heifers, Kale, Linga, or Laura saying good morning in the way that Shetland cows do! and your kettle whistling on the stove. Calving takes place each year in June/July.
There will be so much to do – pour over the maps and guides provided in the yurt and decide your plan for the day… explore the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park by bicycle or foot, climb the mountains, paddle the lochs, rivers and sea coast. Or stay very local and take a stroll on Flanders Moss National Nature Reserve - there is a tower to climb and survey the huge extent of the bog.
Swing Through the Trees
To be really active you can Go Ape at the Queen Elizabeth Forest Park or if that is not your thing then you can explore the local history and culture of Rob Roy MacGregor, Doune Castle and Stirling Castle.
Return to the delicious smells of West Moss-side organic beef and vegetables slow cooking in the wood burning oven or prepare a barbeque - steak burgers and sausages can be purchased.
Fall asleep on cotton sheets and duvets watching stars through the yurt wheel.
If this sounds like the kind of holiday you would like, then head straight for Canopy and Stars website (right side of your screen) and you will find out all you need to book.