Loch Lomond & The Trossachs

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 ST&G's northern headquarters, Loch Lomond, Scotland  (CappaPhoto/Shutterstock)

ST&G's northern headquarters, Loch Lomond, Scotland (CappaPhoto/Shutterstock)

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Why Go To Loch Lomond & The Trossachs?

Sounding like a long-forgotten folk band, Loch Lomond & The Trossachs is probably Britain's best named national park. Just some of many things you can do there, in Loch Lomond & the Trossachs that you can't do anywhere else...

  • Get a concentrated fix of mountains and lochs only an hour from Glasgow - the national park is known as the Highlands in miniature
  • Bag a load of Munros, like Ben Lomond (974m)
  • Walk the same turf as legendary figures from Scottish history and have a dunk in Rob Roy's Bathtub
  • Walk the great long-distance routes, the Three Lochs Way or the West Highland Way

Want to find out more? Read on for great photos, articles, videos, top tips and other content to fire up your adventure appetite. Got a question? Ask away.


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The Highlands in miniature: 22 large lochs, 21 Munros, about 50 rivers and streams and two forest parks only an hour from Glasgow. Highest point: Ben Lomond (974m). Highlights: Rob Roy's Bathtub at the Falloch Falls, the smaller Lochs Ard, Rusky and Achray, and walks along the Three Lochs Way, West Highland Way (starting just to the south of the national park) or (that man again) the Rob Roy Way. But just what exactly is a Trossach?

 Balmaha, Loch Lomond  (VisitScotland)

Balmaha, Loch Lomond (VisitScotland)

The essential journey in Loch Lomond & The Trossachs is the West Highland Way but there's a load else too, as you'd expect! (See links below).

 

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Getting To Loch Lomond & The Trossachs, Maps & Guides

Getting there: 1 hr by car from Glasgow.

Travel times from where you are: See Loch Lomond & The Trossachs on Google Maps.

Maps: Find the right Ordnance Survey maps and / or get a month's free subscription to their excellent OS Maps app.

Guidebooks: Lonely Planet's Highlands and Islands or Rough Guides' equivalent.

Walking route guidance: WalkingHighlands / West Highland Way

Tourist board: LL&TTs national park.


Even More Loch Lomond & The Trossachs Adventure Inspiration

 The Luss Hills, Arrochar Hills and Ben Lomond from Duncryne Hill aka Gartocharn, "The Dumpling"  (David McElroy/Shutterstock)

The Luss Hills, Arrochar Hills and Ben Lomond from Duncryne Hill aka Gartocharn, "The Dumpling" (David McElroy/Shutterstock)

This episode of the Mountain podcast - Lomond the long way. Maybe we could use a few more suggestions..?! 


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