Loving Loch Lomond

This year has been about exploring the British Isles for me. Earlier this year we did the beaches of Devon and then went camping on the Yorkshire Moors and the weekend just gone, we ventured north to Loch Lomond in Scotland.

I was totally enchanted by the magic of Scotland. The landscape, the wildlife, the activities and none more so than the people. We stayed in a fantastically family run holiday park in Balloch. £500 for five nights in a 8 person lodge with all the mod/cons.  It was superb value for money.

Within a 5 minute walk, we were at Loch Lomond Shores where there was plenty to do for the children, walking routes, cycling routes, boat trips etc… My favourite option was to hire a boat and bike for the day and travel the loch and its islands to see the Wallabies.  A two hour cycle ride takes you to Luss where there is a beach for the children and a fabulous waterfront pub for the adults to refresh from their exercise. And if you just want to take in the scenery, the views from Balloch Castle are breathtaking. All of this without hiring a car.

Luss Beach

Of course a car would have taken you further afield. We drove the wonderful coastal route to Oban and discovered a Rick Stein recommended fish and chips restaurant tuck away at the top of the high street.

It was a family wedding that took us there and I am so pleased it did. Balloch House inn served us up a superb Sunday roast to help us recover from the wedding party.

Our 5 days weren’t long enough to explore the Loch. Everything is weather permitting and it does rain a lot, but don’t let that stop you. It truly is beautiful and I for one cannot wait to go again.


2 Comments to “Loving Loch Lomond”

  1. I’m so glad you and your family enjoyed Loch Lomond. I am scoattish and recently took my nieces there – they only live 30 mins away. You went at the best time, just before all the midgies come out!

  2. Most of my friends from London have never been to Scotland or Wales and the furthest north they have ventured is Manchester. We do have a very beautiful little island don’t we?

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