Loch Lomond and the Trossachs is Scotland’s first national park, founded in 2002, to protect its beautiful landscape. It is named after Britain’s largest lake, Loch Lomond and one of its biggest nature reserves, the Great Trossachs Forest.
The Great Trossachs Forest measures 1.865 km² and includes soft valleys to the South of the loch and dramatic mountain ranges in the North. There are 21 Munros (mountains measuring over 3000 feet) in the national park.
Loch Lomond has been made famous through the well-known song “The Bonnie Banks o’ Loch Lomond”. It has its origins in the Jacobite uprisings and describes the beautiful landscape of the area.
The picturesque village of Luss is worth visiting: the view from the jetty is very pretty, with mountains to the left and a view of the islands of the loch to the right. On one of these islands lives a group of Wallabies, introduced in the 1940s by Lady Arran, a local landowner.
The popular hiking trail, the West Highland Way, starts at the southern banks of Loch Lomond and carries on along the eastern side of the loch, all the way to Fort William. It offers impressive views in stunning scenery, far from any traffic.
You can enjoy many outdoor activities around Loch Lomond. Swimming, kayaking, boating and cycling are popular with tourists and locals alike. Or just relax on the sandy beaches, enjoy a hot beverage in one of the many cafes, or shop for souvenirs in the quirky shops. Every season has its own color palette - simply beautiful!
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