The Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park is
situated about 25 miles north of Glasgow, popular for
boat trips, walking, biking and its mountains up to
The park was established in 2002, at the same time
as the Cairngorms National Park about 80 miles
further north around the village of Aviemore.
Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park covers
an area of 720 square miles, 40 miles from Balloch in the south
to Tyndrum in
Across, the park runs from Callander in the
east to past the Rest and be Thankful in the Arrochar
mountains in the west, about 40 miles.
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Top attractions in the park are a number of
extremely popular boat trips on Loch Lomond and Loch
Boat trips on Loch Lomond depart from Balloch, Luss and Tarbet.
Lomond Shores by Balloch is now one of the top
attractions with its slip for all types of vessels
used on the loch, shops, restaurants, cafes, aquarium
with great views from the top, beach with
watersports, Tree Zone, kids play, and Birds of Prey
Luss village is also a top attractions on the
banks of Loch Lomond, claimed to be one of the most
picturesque places in Scotland.
Five miles east of Loch Lomond is Loch Katrine in
the Trossachs area.
This area became famous in 1810 with Sir Walter
Scott's poem The Lady of the Lake,
about three men trying to win the love of a lady from
Scotts 1817 novel Rob Roy, was about an
outlaw cattle thief born at Loch Katrine. This led to
more interest in the area. Rob Roy is burried at
Balquhidder 26 miles north of Loch
Lodge Forest Visitor Centre was built in 1960.
The Lodge sits high above the village of Abefoyle, now with a
Go Ape treetop adventure centre with one of the
longest Zip Lines in the UK.
The park has 21 mountains over 3,000ft known as
Munros. The most hiked Munro is the 3,196ft Ben Lomond,
furthest south Munro in Scotland.
The highest mountain in the park is the 3,851
towering above the small village of Crianlarich.
The Arrochar mountains are extremely popular with
the 3,317ft Beinn Ime being the top mountain on that
range. The twin peak 2,900ft Cobbler overlooking
Rest and be Thankful is close to Beinn Ime, often
visited on the same hike.
15 miles west of the Rest and be Thankfull is the
scenic town of Inveraray with its historic castle, a nice
There are a number of popular hikes not as high
with great views such as the 1,184ft Conic Hill
& 2,155ft Beinn Dubh ovelooking Loch Lomond, and the
A'an looking over Loch Katrine.
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