Boat Trips from Balloch, Loch Lomond, Scotland

This evening, I am focusing on the small town of Balloch on the southern tip of Loch Lomond and straddles the River Leven where is exits the loch. The name has Gaelic origins and means a pass. Population is about 6,000.

Cruise boats on Loch Lomond at Balloch

Balloch is very popular with visitors principally because it is a main centre for boat trips on the loch. There is a  a railway station providing a direct link with Glasgow plus a good road link via the A82.

Activities connected with Balloch include:

  • Clyde and Loch Lomond Cycle Way  which provides a 20 mile link to Glasgow.
  • Hiking
  • The West Loch Lomond Cycle Path which links the loch shore to Tarbert.
  • Guided canoe trips.
  • Pony trekking.
  • Boating. There is a large marina here.

For the less active (or during adverse weather) there is the Loch Lomond Shores Centre the heart of which comprises a large shopping mall.

Balloch, Loch Lomond, Scotland.

Balloch, Loch Lomond, Scotland.

Balloch also provides accommodation for visitors plus many pubs and eateries. The locale can be very busy and noisy at peak periods.

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