Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park
Just 30 minutes from the bustling city of Glasgow and 90 minutes from the capital city Edinburgh, is the spectacular Trossachs National Park with the world-famous Loch Lomond at its heart. The loch is the largest expanse of freshwater in Britain, home to over 30 beautiful islands and is surrounded by glistening snow capped mountains. There is plenty to see and do, including climbing on board a small cruise ship and marvel upon Ben Lomond, Scotland’s most southerly Munro. For those looking for an adventure, you can also take to the water in a kayak, canoe or even a jet-ski. Not to mention the land-based activities including angling, climbing, golfing and cycling! For activities that won’t break the bank, the Trossachs is made for stargazing, on a clear night it is possible to see over 1,000 shining stars and the Milky Way.
There are many nature trails to chose from in the National Park which will take you past lochs and mountains, and through forests and glens and rivers. It is also possible to ‘wild camp’ here and immerse yourself in the solitude of this natural and rugged beauty.
If you are not sure where to start, there are four distinct areas to the National Park: Loch Lomond, the Trossachs, Breadalbane and Cowal where many villages and towns make ideal starting points for your day.