Nature and geography in Loch Lomond, The Trossachs & Forth Valley

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Uncover snow-capped peaks, glimmering lochs and sheltered forests as you explore the majestic beauty of Loch Lomond, The Trossachs, Stirling & Forth Valley’s nature and geography. The tranquil setting of Scotland’s first national park, this region is an outdoor paradise. Use the information to plan a trip that makes the most of the breathtaking nature and geography of Loch Lomond, The Trossachs, Stirling & Forth Valley.

In Loch Lomond, The Trossachs, Stirling & Forth Valley you can climb high mountains and cruise deep lochs. The region perfectly blends a modern city and town landscapes with some of the best natural scenery anywhere in Scotland, most being only one hour's drive from Glasgow and Edinburgh.

Discover Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park to the north of this region. This huge, awe-inspiring landscape is a playground for outdoor activities both gentle and adventurous. Spend some time exploring the 720 square miles of natural beauty, where you will find Loch Lomond, the largest fresh water expanse in mainland Britain.

The region is famed for its dramatic mountain, forest and loch scenery which provides unsurpassed opportunities for cyclists and walkers. The area also boosts superb mountain walking with many Munros. Look out for the rivers flowing past or waterfalls tumbling down from cliffs.

  • Looking onto the Falkirk Wheel
    Falkirk Wheel
  • The ‘Auld Brig’ (dating from the 15th century and partly rebuilt in 1749) in Stirling, with the Wallace Monument visible beyond.
    The ‘Auld Brig’ (dating from the 15th century and partly rebuilt in 1749) in Stirling, with the Wallace Monument visible beyond.
  • Looking over Loch Achray towards Ben Venue
    Looking over Loch Achray towards Ben Venue
  • A couple walking in Alva Glen, Clackmannanshire
    A couple walking in Alva Glen, Clackmannanshire
  • Aerial view over Balloch Castle and Country Park, West Dunbartonshire
    Balloch Castle and Country Park, West Dunbartonshire
Kayaking on the Forth & Clyde Canal near Falkirk

Canals and rivers

Go coarse or salmon fishing on the rivers, or even sail coast to coast on the Union and Forth & Clyde canals.

Stirling

Towns and villages

Loch Lomond, The Trossachs, Stirling & Forth Valley has a variety of small villages, large towns and the city of Stirling.

Looking out across from the banks of Loch Lomond

Lochs

Explore one of the many spectacular lochs of Loch Lomond, The Trossachs, Stirling & Forth Valley.

Looking over Loch Lomond to Ben Lomond

Mountains and hills

Discover the mountains and hills of Loch Lomond, The Trossachs, Stirling & Forth Valley.

Two walkers on the West Highland Way near Loch Lomond

Forests and woodlands

Discover the wonderful array of forests and woodlands of Loch Lomond, The Trossachs, Stirling & Forth Valley.

A statue in Dollar Park, Falkirk

Gardens and parks

Uncover the beautiful gardens and parks of Loch Lomond, The Trossachs, Stirling & Forth Valley.

Looking out across the Falls of Dochart, Killin

Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park

This breathtakingly beautiful region is the location of Scotland's first national park and is full of pristine lochs, lush glens and rugged mountains waiting to be explored.