Walking in Loch Lomond & The Trossachs
Many of Scotland's long distance walks go through Loch Lomond & The Trossachs, they are all featured below. There are though many excellent shorter walks throughout the park, plus of course some mountains to climb, including Ben Lomond itself.
The West Highland Way
The famous Glasgow to Fort William 96 mile West Highland Way walk enters the National Park close to Drymen. Climbing towards Conic Hill you get your first glimpses of Loch Lomond. At Balmaha you start your walk along the waters edge, heading north to the top of the loch and then onwards until the northern boundary of the park. Use one of the many baggage transfer companies that will give you a lighter load, allowing you to be reunited with your luggage at your overnight stops.
The Rob Roy Way
Starting at The Village Square in Drymen the Rob Roy Way ends at Pitlochry, a 94 mile long walk.
The Three Lochs Way
The Three Loch Way is 34 miles long and like the other walks crosses the National Park boundaries. Enjoy views over Loch Long, with the Arrochar Alps in the distance, including the famous Cobbler.
The Loch Lomond and Cowal Way
From Portavadie Marina to Inveruglas on the banks of Loch Lomond, The Loch Lomond and Cowal Way route covers 57 miles of breathtaking scenery.
Of course you don't have to do a long distance walk in its entirety, you can choose a shorter section. There is of course many walks, alongside lochs, through forests, glens and up hills. There are some Munros to climb too, with Ben Lomond being the most famous (see the link below to our guide). You can though get similar views from the easier to climb Conic Hill, near Balmaha (pictured at top of page).
The John Muir Way
This trail goes coast to coast, starting just outside Loch Lomond in Helensburgh in the west, crossing the country to John Muir's home town of Dunbar. The 134 mile trail celebrates the Scottish born naturalist, known as the 'Father of the National Parks' in America, where he and his family emigrated to in 1849. The route runs along the southern end of the National Park and there is an interactive map if you want to plan your walk. If you decide to cycle it there is a slightly different route.
The Great Trossachs Path
The Great Trossachs Path links the West Highland Way and the Rob Roy Way. Around 30 miles, the route takes you through the Great Trossachs Forest close to Loch Katrine, Brig o' Turk and Stronachlachar.
More Walks in Loch Lomond & The Trossachs
We will be producing lots of mini guides to walks all over Loch Lomond & The Trossachs. At the top of the list will be guides to Bracklinn Falls in Callander, The Dumpling in Gartocharn and Glen Finglas, near Brig o' Turk. There will also be a comprehensive guide to The West Highland Way walk from Glasgow to Fort William.
These excellent books will guide you through some of the long distance and shorter walks around Loch Lomond & The Trossachs.