Kayak on Loch Ard, Trossachs

Loch Ard is one of the best places in Loch Lomond & The Trossachs for adventure. Mountain baking, walking, horse riding, as well as canoeing and as described in this article kayaking.


Getting to Loch Ard

To get to Loch Ard go through Aberfoyle’s main street and instead of turning right to head across Duke’s Pass carry straight on. The road eventually meets the loch, hugging it along its banks. The long and winding road will take you to the end of Loch Ard and then onto Stronachlachar and Inversnaid.


Park at Kinlochard’s modern village hall. Don’t forget to pay for your parking, using the honesty box. Across the road is a bank of grass and a little jetty. This is perfect for launching your kayak, or canoe into Loch Ard. This section of Loch Ard is popular for sailing on, with a sailing club nearby.

Eilean Gorm, Loch Ard

It’s good to be able to kayak to somewhere interesting. Across from Kinlochard are a cluster of islands, including Eilean Gorm. On the island you will find a bothy and a tyre swing!


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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