Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park

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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 3,851ft.

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 the north.

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 Katrine.

Boat trips on Loch Lomond depart from Balloch, Luss and Tarbet.

Loch 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 Centre.

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 Loch Katrine.

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 Katrine.

The 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 Ben More 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 The 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 scenic drive.

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 1,512ft Ben A'an looking over Loch Katrine.

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