Loch Lomond View

View of Loch Lomond, Scotland

 This evening, I am focusing on Loch Lomond, one of Scotland’s top tourist attractions and which regularly features in my private tours. Loch Lomond is the largest expanse of freshwater in Great Britain. It is the centrepiece of a national park and is surrounded by mountainous landscapes including Ben Lomond ( 974m).

Loch Lomond represents the meeting point of the Highlands and Lowlands of Scotland. The area is a haven for wildlife. More than a quarter of Britain’s plant species thrive here plus a wide array of birds and mammals. 

There is much to appeal to a wide range of visitors with activities including hiking, cycling, fishing,boating, photography and swimming (in summer). It is possible to fly to Loch Lomond by seaplane, a short trip from Glasgow.

One of the key stopping places for tours is the quaint and historic village of Luss which has a church located on a Christian site dating back about 1500 years.

Loch Lomond is associated with the exploits of folk hero, Rob Roy. There is a colony of wallabies on one of the islands in the Loch.

Local fishermen at Luss

Fshing Loch Lomond

Fishing at Luss, Loch Lomond

 View from Balmaha

Loch Lomond at Balmaha

Loch Lomond at Balmaha, Scotland

 Hiking the Ardess History Trail.

Walking Loch Lomond

Walking Loch Lomond, Scotland

 Waterfall in the Ardess area.

Waterfall Loch Lomond

Waterfall Loch Lomond, Scotland

 Swimming of Luss pier. Only for the brave. This water is very cold, even in summer.

Swimming Loch Lomond

Swimming Loch Lomond, Scotland

 Quaint village of Luss.

Luss, Loch Lomond

Luss, Loch Lomond, Scotland

Elsewhere today:

  • We have experienced extreme rain and wind here in Glasgow, albeit slightly milder than in the north and west where power was cut off by the winds.
  • I have designed a 9 day whisky tour of Scotland for a couple of gents later in the year.
  • Have been helping a family group from the Far East with a self-drive tour of Scotland for this summer.
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