Strathyre Outdoor Centre
Balafuil, Strathyre, Callander, FK18 8NF
Ordnance Survey Grid Reference NN 558 190
Ordnance Survey 1:50,000 Sheet 57
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The Strathyre Outdoor Centre is our flagship property. We opened the Centre in May 2000 and the building was immediately recognised by many visiting groups as one of the leading bases for outdoor activities and education in the country.
The building was purposely designed as an outdoor centre ensuring the layout and facilities are exactly as you will require. We can accommodate up to 30 in the Centre. We have designed the Centre with everyone in mind, including people with disabilities.
The Centre offers an ideal base to visit the countryside and villages of the southern highlands, take part in many outdoor sports including canoeing, hillwalking, orienteering and skiing or carry out geography or biology field studies.
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Facilities include -
- General purpose hall.
- Sleeping accommodation for 30.
- Fitted kitchen.
- Leaders room.
- Gas Central Heating & Hot Water System.
- Six showers & WC’s including 3 for people with disabilities.
- Externally accessible store/garage for trailers.
- Wet and Dry rooms for changing out of outdoor gear.
- Parking for minibuses and cars immediately outside.
- Ramped access for wheelchair users throughout.
Approximate Traveling Times
- Stirling 40 minutes
- Glasgow 1 hour
- Edinburgh 1½ hours
- Aberdeen 2½ hours
- Inverness 3 hours
Our Strathyre Centre is open for bookings all year round. Access through the winter months is normally easy as the single track road is reasonably protected by trees. Although a longer route you may find that the road via Balquidder is easier to follow if there has been a snow fall.
Standard restrictions on Trust properties of no dogs except guide dogs, no fires in the Centre grounds and surrounding areas, gates to be kept closed at all times and no shooting or firearms.
The adjoining field often has cattle in it - please ensure your group members don’t try to chase or feed the animals!