The West Coast 200 journey begins in the village of Killin, at the western tip of Loch Tay in Sterling. This quaint and idyllic village has a long and interesting history.Killin was home to the MacNab clan, with Kinnell House as their seat. To this day, you can still see their ancient burial site located in Inchbuie in the River Dochart. Furthermore, from Kinnell House, we can see the prehistoric Killin Stone Circle, full of magic and mystery.
However, the village of Killin is perhaps best known for the spectacular natural beauty of the Falls of Dochart.
It is in Killin where the rivers of Lochay and Dochart meet in spectacular fashion at the exciting and beautiful series of rapids, known as the Falls of Dochart. With a stunning mountain backdrop, the water from the rivers rush toward Loch Tay over a series of waterfalls. It is undoubtedly invigorating for all the senses as you hear the roar of the water, the feel and taste of the spray on your face, the smell of the forest and sight of this natural spectacle.
Thanks to the Falls of Dochart and the surrounding countryside, Killin is a great base for walking, water sports and fishing. A great walk to get to know Killin is the Historic Killin route which is just over 2.5km long and takes you through the village to Finlarig Castle and Moirlanich Longhouse (a traditional longhouse that the National Trust for Scotland maintain.