Two hundred mile touring route launches in Scotland

Heart 200 route
Loch Katrine in Loch Lomond & Trossachs National Park (iStock.com / Empato)

A brand new touring route has just been launched in Scotland this week.

Titled ‘Heart 200’, the new 200-mile route includes the historic cities of Perth and Stirling and also connects Scotland’s two national parks – Loch Lomond and Trossachs and Cairngorms National Park.

Throughout the journey, visitors can enjoy a number of attractions whilst following the route through the scenic Scottish Highlands.

Heart 200 aims to follow in the success of the country’s huge North Coast 500 route that includes the Black Isle and Inverness-shire.

Historic highlights you can encounter following Heart 200 include Stirling Castle and the town of Callander.

Key scenic locations along the route include Trossachs Pier, Loch Tay, Loch Leven, and The Hermitage close to Dunkeld.

A crucial part of the route, organisers were keen to link Scotland’s two national parks together to create a wonderful scenic experience.

However, with flexibility in mind and thanks to a variety of different roads available to the public between the two parks, there is a great choice of routes available to visitors whilst visiting the heart of Scotland.

When following Heart 200, visitors are also encouraged to take a number of detours to make the most of their time in heart of Scotland.

A site dedicated to the route offers information on the different areas included along the 200-mile stretch.

The sections of the route are broken up into the following areas – The Wooded Western Edge, The Highland North, The Riverside East, Perth, The Southern Boundary and Stirling.

Find out more about Heart 200 at www.heart200.scot

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