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Visit Loch Lomond Newsletter Autumn 2019

Autumn Short Breaks
What's On This Autumn
Callander Jazz Festival
Heart 200 - Scotland's New Touring Route
Visit Glengoyne Distillery this Autumn
Wildlife and Nature in Autumn
Greenland White Fronted Geese Arrive
Book Your Festive Break Now


Autumn Short Breaks

Autumn in Scotland is well known for its glorious colours and dramatic sunsets. The landscape is transformed by a breathtaking explosion of colour - brown, gold, yellow and russet red - every artists’ and photographers’ dream! Escape the city, take a break and check out some of this season’s accommodation offers. Visit Loch Lomond whilst punctuated with beautiful autumn shades.

What's On This Autumn

This autumn check out What's On and head out to the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park. Within easy reach of Glasgow, Stirling and Edinburgh, escape the city and enjoy great days out. Take in popular events this season including the music festivals, walking and wildlife events. Enjoy some great Scottish produce at the farmers' markets or see some fantastic firework displays across the loch on Guy Fawkes' night.

Callander Jazz Festival

Don't miss the the largest rural jazz & blues festival in Scotland. Set in the heart of the Trossachs, the 14th Callander Jazz & Blues Festival runs between Friday 4th and Sunday 6th October. Continually growing, the music festival sees some of this year's performers making their debut, while others have been invited back by popular demand. Come and join us for a fantastic weekend of fun and music, featuring over 50 gigs across 12 venues, performing live jazz, blues, soul and boogie over three days. From solo artists to big bands, over 150 musicians ensure a long weekend of great music in the autumn splendour of the Trossachs.

Heart 200 - Scotland's New Touring Route

This autumn, discover the beauty and mystery of the heart of Scotland by following the Heart 200 route. Launched on 1st July, the new Heart 200 touring route covers 200 miles around the historical cities of Perth and Stirling, through the Trossachs and highland Perthshire. This spectacular journey also uniquely links Scotland’s two national parks, Loch Lomond & The Trossachs and the Cairngorms. This circular route is set on existing public roads, with sub-routes suitable for walkers, cyclists and bikers as well as motorists. When planning your bespoke holiday and arrive in the Trossachs, don't forget to take some time out to Visit Loch Lomond. A trip to treasure forever.

Visit Glengoyne Distillery this Autumn

Recently, the Glengoyne Distillery has reached the shortlist of the Scottish Thistle Awards in the Best Visitor Attraction category.

The distillery was awarded a Master Medal in the Green Initiatives category at the Spirits Business Distillery Masters 2019, taking the highest possible accolade in the environmentally-focused category. Often described as 'Scotland's most beautiful distillery', Glengoyne is open all year for guided distillery tours, whisky tastings and special events. Take a tour.


Wildlife and Nature in Autumn

Enjoy strolls through the oak woodlands and pine forests as a sense of relaxation takes over the landscape. Autumn also brings its own particular wildlife spectacles - the rutting season and the sight of a majestic red deer stag, birds from the Arctic migrate south and join us in Scotland while golden eagles, white tailed sea eagles, black grouse, ptarmigan, capercaillie, crossbills and many other species remain. Now is the time to visit Loch Lomond as the landscape transforms. Could there be anything nicer than enjoying Loch Lomond? A piece of wild Scotland all to yourself with only the wildlife and landscape to enjoy!

Greenland White Fronted Geese Arrive

From September to March, with numbers peaking in February, watch these rather dumpy grey geese grazing noisily on the Endrick Marshes it’s hard to imagine that they have flown nearly 3000km to get here. The 200 birds that visit the National Park are a small flock in comparison with the thousands that make Islay and the west coast of Scotland their winter home. Together they make up the entire Greenland population, all coming to Scotland to escape the Arctic winter there.

These white fronts are some of the rarest geese to visit the UK. If you look through binoculars you can tell them from other grey geese by the white blaze behind their orangey beaks – they look as if they have been pecking in a flour bin. Check out what's on and join the Hire-A-Guide Goose Watch with RSPB Loch Lomond.


Book Your Festive Break Now

Don't be disappointed! The Loch Lomond & Trossachs National Park is one of Scotland’s most popular Christmas and New Year holiday destinations. With snowcapped Ben Lomond as your backdrop and cosy open log fires to relax around, make your Christmas and Hogmanay magical!

It is never too early to book your festive break to get the accommodation of your choice. Check out some great festive packages and book now! Visit Loch Lomond at Christmas and New Year.


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