Loch Lomond, idylically located within Trossachs National Park, Scotlands first national park, is the biggest lake in Britain. It is also said to be the most beautiful. It features more than 30 islands that boast a great biodiversity. Most of them are privately owned, but can still be explored by the public. In summer, the water temperature is perfectly suited to go for a splash.
Things to do
You can explore Loch Lomond by boat, either rowing yourself, or on a larger boat where you can just sit back, relax, and be shipped about. Due to the many different species of fish in the lake, the loch is also ideal for fishing. There are numerous sights to visit around the lake and on the islands. Moreover, there is a big golf course that opens in summer.
- Taking your dog to this swimming lake shouldn’t be a problem.
- Need some rest and refreshment? The local restaurant will definitely cater to your needs.
- There is a campground close to the Swimming Lake.
- There are numerous parking facilities nearby. Restrooms where you may also get changed are available at the Swimming Lake.
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How to get there
From Glasgow, take M8 West/A804 towards M77/SECC/A804/Charing Cross. Keep right at the fork to stay on M8, which you follow until you can change onto M898 towards Erskine/Bishopton. Take exit Great Western Road/A82 towards Crianlarich. Now you can either follow A82 all along the west bank of the lake, or you turn towards Balloch, to the southernmost point of the lake. For this option, take the third exit (A811) at the fourth roundabout, and then the first exit at the next one, towards Old Luss Road. Then you turn right into Balloch Road, and go left before the bridge, onto Pier Road, which leads you straight to the lake.
Start at the railway station in Glasgow, where you get a ticket to Balloch. From the westbound platform, go to Partick station, where you change towards Balloch. If you are going from Queen Street, you can get a direct train to Balloch. The journey takes approximately 45 minutes.