Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park lies just thirty minutes from Scotland's most populated city. Yet there are spots in the region that can make you feel like you're the most isolated person in the country. The national park is known for its fascinating history and still lakes that lie between rugged mountains. Head west to see this beautiful Scottish national park and take some time to explore its serenity.
Here is the list of the best walks in Loch Lomond and the Trossachs:
Ben Lomond is the most climbed of the Scottish Munros, with a direct ascent of 974m to its summit. Climb north up the tourist path from Rowardennan, then either retrace your ascent route or take the rougher return along Ptarmigan Ridge to the west. Map and route.
Nestled on the north-eastern edge of Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park lies Glen Ogle. For centuries, this steep glen has provided a through route for travellers and cattle herders, or drovers. Map and route.
The West Highland Way is one of Scotland’s most spectacular long-distance trails, travelling through an astonishing landscape, including the gorgeous surroundings of Loch Lomond and the iconic scenery of Glen Coe. Map and route.
What better place to explore the Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park than the magical loch itself? Inversnaid overlooks Loch Lomond’s upper eastern side. For wildlife and wild land enthusiasts, this is a perfect place for a short but energetic walk to recharge your batteries after the long winter. Map and route.
The 974m mountain is at the heart of the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park, rising from the loch to a prominent level summit. Those who choose to wild camp on the mountain must be experienced and fully equipped. Map and route.
The term 'Trossachs' refers to the beautiful glens, lovely lochs and higher hills east of Ben Lomond, but historically it was a small, wooded glen that occupied the area in and around Loch Katrine. But this was before the legendary Sir Walter Scott published the poem Lady of the Lake in 1810, after he had holidayed in the Trossachs. Map and route.
This circular trek takes in the breathtaking Bracklinn Falls, a very popular beauty spot for locals and tourists. Once over the bridge the route climbs through forest before descending to the quiet upper glen, before returning by a minor road. Map and route.
A lovely walk through Balloch Country Park, with good views over Loch Lomond. Map and route.
One of Scotland's most popular smaller hills lies in the heart of the Trossachs. Ben A'an is often known as the 'mountain in miniature'. Map and route.
A long-distance walking route that links Loch Lomond, Gare Loch and Loch Long. Walk the pathway in four stages, the Three Lochs Way has a railway station at the start and end of each section. Map and route.
You can discover more great walks here.
Main image: Ben Lomond looking down unto Loch Lomond/Credit: Getty Images
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