Sunday, June 30, 2019

Loch Lomond



Loch Lomond is a freshwater Scottish Loch which crosses the Highland Boundary Fault. From Balloch in the South to Ardlui at the northern tip the Loch is 22.6 miles long and is often referred to as the "Gateway to the Highlands". Balloch at the southern end of Loch Lomond, about 16 miles from Glasgow and easily accessible by train or car.  

Loch Lomond forms part of the Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park and is surrounded by hills and mountains. Ben Lomond, on the eastern shore is the most southerly of the Scottish Monro peaks. The Loch contains numerous islands, the largest of which is Inchmurrin Island at the southern end, near Balloch. 

The many small villages hugging the shore on the western side of the Loch are linked by the A82. The eastern side is dominated by Ben Lomond and is accessed by a smaller road and walking and cycling routes. The Loch Lomond is a beautiful place to walk, cycle, picnic or cruise with stunning Loch and Mountain Views.

The village of Balloch at he southern tip is the ideal place to embark on your Loch Lomond adventure. Sweeney's Cruises offer a variety of Loch cruises and two National Cycle routes run through the village.  






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