Things to do in Loch Lomond
Contact details are listed for the following suggestions where appropriate. Further information is available from www.visitscotland.com Tel 0845 22 55 121
On Loch Lomond
Visit Inchmurrin, Loch Lomond’s largest island. Ferry trip, walk & meals in restaurant.
Tel. 01389 850245 www.inchmurrin-lochlomond.com
Cruise on Loch Lomond’s Mailboat and deliver mail to the 3 inhabited islands. Snail Mail at it’s best! Tel 01360 870214 www.balmahaboatyard.co.uk
Take a short trip from Balloch on Sweeney’s Cruises Tel. 01389 752376 www.sweeney.uk.com
Enjoy a speedboat trip to Inchconnachan and spot the wallabies who live there, or pack a picnic for Inchmoan, Loch Lomond’s best sandy beach. Tel. 07973 354 707 www.lochlomond-scotland.com
Have a bird’s eye view from the seaplane. Tel. 0870 242 1457 www.lochlomondseaplanes.com
Sports on Loch Lomond
Canoe – hire and guided tours. Tel 01389 756251 www.canyouexperience.com
Cycle – West Loch Lomond Cycle Path (16.5 miles)- about 2 miles of which includes the old A82, the rest is not in traffic. 0845 345 4978 www.lochlomond-trossachs.org
Loch Katrine – Sail on S.S. Sir Walter Scott to Stronachlachar then cycle back to your car. 14 mile ride, equipment hire for all ages.
Tel.(sailing) 01877 332 000 www.lochkatrine.com
Tel. (bike hire) www.katrinewheelz.co.uk
Mountain-biking –Ardgartan Forest near Arrochar.
Plateau trails, black runs or valley floor at Glencoe. 01855 851 226 www.glencoemountain.co.uk
Golf – Check out Helensburgh Golf Club overlooking the River Clyde. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Try the National Park Golf Pass (L50 – L80)- Aberfoyle, Buchanan Castle, Callander, Killin & St. Fillans. 01877 330 975 www.nationalparkgolf.com
Play De Vere’s Carrick course. 01389 722508 www.cameronhouse.co.uk
Walking – The Luss Paths. Why not try the children’s orienteering course designed by the children of Luss Primary.
Ben Lomond, Scotland’s most southerly munro, 12 km. Drive to Rowardennan or via Cruiselochlomond ferry. Tel 01301 702 356 www.cruiselochlomond.co.uk
Walk part of the West Highland Way.Rowardennan to Inversnaid (12 km).Drop-off & pick-up by ferry. Tel. 01301 702 356 www.cruiselochlomond.co.uk
– Visit the Loch Sloy Dam. Tarmac track from Inveruglas, so good hillwalk with pushchairs!
– Walk the tracks from Craigton’s door and enjoy the views of Loch Lomond.
– Walk Ben Arthur (The Cobbler) from Succoth car park, Arrochar. 11km.
– Glen Loin- Arrochar to Inveruglas footpath through valley. 17km.
– Conic Hill at Balmaha, 3km – Enjoy a view of the Loch Lomond Golf Club, via the public footpath through it. Either use the north entrance or south at the white gates just beyond Helensburgh turn-off.
Field Sports – Try fishing, quad-biking, archery. Tel. 07787 120313 www.fraser-field-sports.co.uk
Corrow Trekking Centre, Lochgoilhead Tel. 01301 703 247
Easterhill Trekking Centre, Gartmore Tel. 01877 382 875
Duncryne Equitation Centre, Gartocharn Tel. 01389 830 425
Swim/Gym – pool with wave machine & slide, sports hall & gym, Dumbarton Tel. 01389 734 094 www.wdcleisure.co.uk
The Carrick ( Limited access for children ), or Cameron House Tel. 01389 713659 www.cameronhouse.co.uk
Helensburgh- pool, children’s pool & gym Tel. 01436 672 224 www.argyll-bute.gov.uk
Ski & Snowboard – Glencoe, equipment hire available. Tel. 01855 851 226 www.glencoemountain.co.uk
Loch Lomond Historic Buildings & Gardens
Hill House, Helensburgh – Tel. 0844 493 2100 www.nts.org.uk
Dumbarton Castle – Tel. 0131 668 8600 www.historic-scotland.gov.uk
Inveraray Castle –Tel. 01499 302203 www.inveraray-castle.com
Inveraray Jail – Tel. 01499 302 381 www.inverarayjail.co.uk
Stirling Castle –Tel. 0131 668 8600 www.historic-scotland.gov.uk
Geilston Garden, Cardross – Tel. 0844 493 2219 www.nts.org.uk
Benmore Gardens, Dunoon – Tel. 01369 706261 www.rgbe.org.uk
Glenarn Garden, Rhu – Tel. 01436 820 493 www.gardens-of-argyll.co.uk
Luss Church – celebrating in 2010 the 1500th anniversary of the church founded by St. MacKessog. Present church built in 1875. Tel. 01436 860 240 www.lussonline.net.
Shop, Eat & Drink in Loch Lomond
Visit Auchentullich Farm Shop, 4 miles south of Craigton on A82. See their Facebook page
Visit Lomond Shores, Balloch – shop in Jenners,enjoy coffee or a meal, tourist info.
Helensburgh – nearest town. Good for essentials e.g fuel & food. Excellent coffee shops,galleries, outdoor equipment etc.
Enjoy a malt whisky at the Inn at Inverbeg. Tel. 01436 860 678 www.innatinverbeg.co.uk
Sample the Loch Fyne Oyster Bar – restaurant & shop. Tel. 01499 600 483 www.lochfyne.com
Enjoy coffee or a meal in one of the Luss coffee shops, The Village Rest or Coach House Coffee Shop.
Visit Mansefield Pottery in Arrochar Tel. 01301 702 956 www.tombutcherceramics.co.uk
Miscellaneous Things to Do in Loch Lomond
Cruise the Clyde & West Coast on the Waverley, the last sea-going paddle-steamer in the world. Tel. 0845 130 4647 www.waverletexcursions.co.uk
Visit the Sea Life Aquarium. Lomond Shores. New turtle reef for 2010. Tel. 0871 423 2110 www.sealife.co.uk
Have a day out in Glasgow – Science Centre, Kelvingrove Art Gallery, Burrell Collection, Botanic Gardens, River Taxi, open-top bus tours, Royal Concert Hall, theatres, shopping, restaurants,bars…the list is endless. www.visitscotland.com
Learn about Birds of Prey with “Hands-on Experience”at Loch Lomond Bird of Prey Centre. Tel. 07751 862 416 www.lochlomondbirdofpreycentre.co.uk
Relax with a Spa Experience – Spa In The Walled Garden, Loch Lomond Golf Club Tel. 01436 655 315 www.lochlomondspa.com, The Carrick Spa Tel. 01389 713659 www.cameronhouse.co.uk, or The Lodge on Loch Lomond Tel. 01436 860201 www.loch-lomond.co.uk
Take the steam train on the West Highland Line for breathtaking scenery. Tel. 08457 484 950 www.nationalrail.co.uk
Don’t miss Local Events throughout the year – Farmer’s Markets, Highland Games, Folk Festival, check seasonal “What’s On” & Visitor Guide booklets for details.