3 miles north of Tarbet on the A82 is Inveruglas, it’s at the northern end of the loch on the western shores. There is a pay and display car park with cafe and access to the loch. Opposite the car park is the Loch Sloy Hydro Station.
Inveruglas is at the start/end of two long distance walks - Loch Lomond & Cowal Way and Three Lochs Way.
Inveruglas Pyramid - An Ceann Mòr
This is an 8 metre high pyramid installed in 2015, part of Scotland Scenic Routes project. An Ceann Mòr means Large Headland in Gaelic. We photographed it soon after it was installed, below is one of those photographs.
You can see though from our more recently taken pictures below how the structure has changed in just a few years. Now there is a more natural weathered look, blending into the landscape. That was always the intention for the pyramid.
An Ceann Mòr is just a short distance from the car park at Inveruglas. There are binoculars that you can use to help get a closer view down the loch.
Loch Sloy Hydro-Electric Scheme
Here are two views of the Loch Sloy Hydro-Electric Scheme. Work began on its installation in 1945, it was completed in 1949. Workers on the project included German prisoners of war.
Just a short distance from the banks of the loch is Inveruglas Isle. The small wooded island has the ruins of a castle, once a stronghold to the chiefs of the Clan MacFarlane that was destroyed by Oliver Cromwell’s Roundhead troops during the 17th century. You can read more about our visit to the island at the link below.
Who will visit Inveruglas? Well if you’re travelling on the A82 this is a good place for a quick stop. For walkers this is the start/end of Three Lochs Way and Loch Lomond & Cowal Way long distance walks. Finally this is a boat hub for Cruise Loch Lomond with connections to Tarbet and Inversnaid from the jetty here.
This article and accompanying photographs are by Paul Saunders for See Loch Lomond. Visit Paul’s other websites, Paul Saunders Marketing & Paul Saunders Photography, for his marketing, photography & video services in Loch Lomond and beyond.
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