Best walks in Loch Lomond and the Trossachs

Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park in Scotland boasts steep mountain peaks, overlooking rolling hills, untamed forests and glistening lakes. Find inspiration with our favourite hikes

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Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park lies just thirty minutes from Scotland’s most populated city, Glasgow. Yet there are spots in the region that can make you feel like you’re the most isolated person in the country

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The national park is known for its fascinating history and still lakes, which lie between rugged mountains. Take to the trail and explore its serenity with our list of the best walks in Loch Lomond and the Trossachs.

Loch Katrine, Scotland
Autumn envelopes Loch Katrine and its wooded islands in the middle of the national park ©Getty
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Ben Lomond, Argyll and Bute

Hiking on Ben Lomond
Hiking on Ben Lomond ©Getty

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.

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Loch Lomond, Scotland

View over Loch Lomond Scotland
View over Loch Lomond Scotland ©Getty

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.

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The Trossachs, Stirling

Loch Katrine
Breathtaking Lock Katrine ©Getty Images

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.

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Balloch Castle Country Park, Balloch

View over Loch Lomond Scotland
View over Loch Lomond Scotland ©Getty
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A lovely walk through Balloch Country Park, with good views over Loch Lomond. Map and route.

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Loch Katrine, Stirlingshire

Loch Katrine, Scotland
Loch Katrine, Scotland ©Getty

Enjoy a tranquil five-mile stroll around a Scottish loch in the beautiful Loch Lomond and the Trossacks National Park. Map and route.

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