LOCH KATRINE - TROSSACHS
The views from the top of Ben A’an make the hike up the steep slopes worth all the effort. This small peak stands high above its neighbours allowing for great views across Loch Katrine down in the valley. The loch supplies much of Glasgow’s water, however legends describe a valley that once contained the small dwellings of shepherds and foresters who relied on a water supply that came down off Ben Venue. One night a troublesome demon tricked a young girl who was watching over the well, she fell in to a deep sleep as the demon began to pour water into the valley and flood the communities that once lived there. In despair, at the damage caused by her mistake, Katrine threw herself into the lake that now bears her name. There are rumours that the demon can still be found hiding in one of the caves that lie next to the loch.