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Loch Lomond & The Trossachs

Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park was Scotland’s very first National Park.

It was John Muir who pioneered the concept of National Parks and he was affectionately known as ‘The Father of National Parks’.

Muir had his vision realised in Scotland when Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park opened in 2002 which promised a commitment to protect the rich and natural heritage in the area.

This sensational area of rugged hills and serenely beautiful lochs is the point which divides the Highlands from the Lowlands, the village of Callander being right on the Highland boundary fault where the two regions meet. This makes terrain and landscapes very unique and endlessly varied.

The Park covers an area of 720 square miles and right in the centre of the National Park you will find Loch Lomond, which is the largest stretch of fresh water by surface area in Britain.

Walter Scott referred to this loch as ‘The Queen of Scottish Lakes’ and you will understand why when you lay eyes upon this popular loch.

Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park is also home to 21 munros, which are mountains over 3000 feet.

The highest being Ben More, this gigantic green pyramid dominated the village of Crianlarich and stands at an impressive 1174 metres tall.

The area is also home to a wild variety of wildlife, partly due to the huge variety of habitats in the area. Golden Eagles share the skies with Peregrine falcons, Ospreys, Kestrels and Kites. Red deer roam the landscapes with pine martens, red squirrels and many more fascinating animals.

Why Visit Loch Lomond

This National Park is so diverse that it caters for just about anyone. For thrill seekers looking for their next adventure the area offers kayaking, boating, hiking, 4×4 adventures, rafting and even wild camping spots. Families are also drawn to the area looking for a child-friendly place to create long lasting memories. Photography lovers will be in constant awe with its beauty, diversity, and stunning photogenic nature, this area has it all. It’s hard to believe that less than an hour’s drive from Glasgow you can find such a beautiful place. There are over 30 islands in the area, and would you believe that one of the islands, Inchconnachan, actually has wallabies hopping around on it.

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