|[The southern end of the loch from the Ptarmigan Ridge, Ben Lomond]|
Loch Lomond is Great Britain's largest freshwater lake, forming the heart of Scotland's first National Park. With the southern end of the loch only a dozen or so miles from Glasgow, the transformation into dramatic, mountainous country as you drive north along the west bank is remarkable. However, to see the loch and its sixty or so islands at its best, you need to get away from the A82. The best spots are largely accessed by the B837 up the east shore to Balmaha, and the unclassified road beyond. Further north still, you'll have to go it on foot, along the West Highland Way. Alternatively, hop on a ferry for 360 degree views back to those bonnie banks...
|[Loch Lomond from Conic Hill, near Balmaha (March 2015)]|
Name: Loch Lomond ★★★☆
Location: North of Balloch, G.R.: NS 374942 / estate guidebook crowned
Anything else? Bring some small change, as some of the lochside car parks charge a fee, including at Luss and Rowardennan.
>> see Inchcailloch post for Inchcailloch; Inchcailloch Ferry (Balmaha Boatyard) ★☆☆☆
>> see separate post for Ferry: Cruise Loch Lomond ★★☆☆
|[Loch Lomond from Craigie Fort, near Balmaha (March 2015)]|