Loch Lomond is one of the jewels in Scotland’s crown, with wild scenery and a thrilling history. In the first in our series of holiday guides, we take a closer look at this beautiful region.
Located just over half an hour from our caravan park in Scotland is Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park. At the heart of the park is the lake itself, the largest in Britain – and some would say the most beautiful, too.
What is there to see and do at Loch Lomond?
If you love spending time on the water, whether it be sailing, kayaking or cruising, then there are few better places in Britain for you to do this than Loch Lomond. Here you can partake in just about every possible kind of water-sport in truly stunning surroundings. The shores are home to a variety of places where you can hire all the necessary equipment so you to indulge in your favourite water-based activity.
If you love your fishing then you’re in luck too. Loch Lomond is a wonderful place for fishing, with plenty of salmon, sea trout and brown trout to keep you busy.
If, however, you prefer your time on the water to be a little more leisurely (and mainly above the surface) then why not take a boat cruise on this picturesque lake? Cruise Loch Lomond has six different vessels available for trips, departing from various locations, giving a unique perspective on this huge volume of water and allowing you to see more of the loch’s 30 islands.
What about walking?
Scotland’s first National Park is packed with interesting areas, just waiting to be discovered on foot. Lace up those walking boots, pack yourself some nourishment and put your best foot forward! From the sprawling glens and rocky peaks in the north to the wide-open landscapes of the southern section, there’s some amazing walking to be enjoyed here.
There are dozens of short walks available as well as many long-distance routes. In fact, six of Scotland’s Great Trails connect in and around the National park. Here you’ll see some breathtaking scenery and landscapes like nowhere else. Why not tackle a section of one of these routes during your holiday holiday park near Loch Lomond?
Fancy a spot of retail therapy?
It may not be what you expected to find overlooking a beautiful lake but the National Park is home to Loch Lomond Shores, one of the most beautifully situated shopping destinations in Britain. You can browse famous Scottish brands, and pick up some fine local fare
#SPRINGFEST2019 has arrived @lochlomondshore We have a packed wknd in store for all ages #LiveMusic, #KidsEntertainment #VIPBARS, #WhiskyMasterclasses messing around on #LochLomond with @lomondleisure not to mention over 100 #Artisan Food & Drink and Arts & Crafts Stalls…whew! pic.twitter.com/6kMCtcPLKO
— Loch Lomond Shores (@lochlomondshore) April 6, 2019