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Loch Lomond

Head to the bonnie banks of Loch Lomond. You’ll be surrounded by charming villages, rolling countryside, hills and wonderful activities. Getting out on the water or near is a great way to have fun but it's important to stay safe too – be prepared by following these safety tips.

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How to travel to and around Loch Lomond

Getting to


Loch Lomond is served by regular rail services from Glasgow Queen Street to both Balloch and Helensburgh Lower with a journey time of less than an hour. Many of these services also run through to North Lanarkshire and West Lothian.

The famous West Highland Line runs through the area on its way from Glasgow Queen Street to Oban, Fort William and Mallaig. This scenic railway journey stops at Dumbarton, Helensburgh Upper, Garelochhead, Arrochar/Tarbet and Ardlui on its way north, providing good access to the western and northern parts of the Loch Lomond area.

Check out travel to Loch Lomond by rail



Getting around


The Clyde and Loch Lomond Cycleway (NCN7) takes you from Glasgow to Loch Lomond along former railway lines and canal towpaths. You’ll immerse yourself in the great outdoors through forests and past castles before you reach Loch Lomond.

The West Lomond Cycle Path starts next to Balloch Railway Station at the south of Loch Lomond and runs north along the loch for 27 km to Tarbert. You can even catch a train back to Glasgow and the central belt of Scotland. The path is level and traffic-free for most of the route with only two short sections on minor roads.

Find more local cycle trails and paths in Loch Lomond


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A tip from your local expert

Balloch Castle Country Park

Visit the 200 acre grounds of Balloch Castle Country Park, which offer breathtaking views of Loch Lomond. Explore the Secret Garden and Fairy Glen and wander around the fantastic Woodland and Parkland areas. 


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