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
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.
Ben Lomond is themost 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 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.