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Visit Loch Lomond Newsletter Spring 2016

Spring Breaks at Loch Lomond
Spring Competition - Win a Short Break at the Rowardennan Hotel
New West Highland Way App Coming Soon
The Boating Season Begins at Loch Lomond
No Wild Camping on the Eastern Shore of Loch Lomond
What's On This Spring
2016 - Year of Innovation, Architecture & Design
Drymen Show celebrates its 200th Year


Spring Breaks at Loch Lomond

Spring forward this season! As the days get longer and the nights get lighter, it’s the perfect time to take a short break by the bonnie banks of Loch Lomond! Set in the heart of Scotland's first National Park, you can stay in a five-star luxury hotel, a self-catering lodge or a remote hideaway. Take a spring break and visit Loch Lomond Short Breaks.

Spring Competition - Win a Short Break at the Rowardennan Hotel

Located on the second stage of the West Highland Way, the Rowardennan Hotel nestles beneath Ben Lomond. A popular stopping point for walkers and climbers alike, the Rowardennan Hotel is also ideal for a short break and is within easy reach of Glasgow, Stirling and Edinburgh. Enjoy the tranquil setting which also offers a variety of water sports, short walks and beach location. Enter Loch Lomond Spring Competition.

New West Highland Way App Coming Soon

Walking the West Highland Way in 2016? Why not record your journey? Find out how many steps you have taken, the speed you’re walking, calories burned and the distance covered each day.  Get the altitude, navigate the route (even when offline) and keep track of the weather. Get involved and rate each leg then don’t forget to compare your progress against your walking companions. All of this and lots more! Contact us at info@visit-lochlomond.com for further information.

The Boating Season Begins at Loch Lomond

Springtime sees the return of watercraft and water activities on Loch Lomond.  Remember, it is a legal requirement that owners of all motorised craft on Loch Lomond register their craft with Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park Authority and display the registration number on their craft.

A great alternative way to experience different locations around the loch is to take advantage of the Loch Lomond waterbus service. Linking west, east and south shore locations like Luss, Balmaha, Balloch, Tarbet, Inversnaid and Rowardennan - it's a fantastic way to explore Loch Lomond. Check out  the Loch Lomond Waterbus Timetable.


No Wild Camping on the Eastern Shore of Loch Lomond

Please remember, it is an offence to camp between 1st March and 31st October in the East Loch Lomond Restricted Zone at any time of day or night, except at one of the official designated sites. If you are walking the West Highland Way this spring, campsite accommodation can be found at Sallochy Bay and Cashel on the eastern shore of Loch Lomond, north of Balmaha, alternatively bunkhouse accommodation is available at Ben Lomond Bunkhouse, Rowardennan. Sallochy Bay is a semi-formal campsite, run by Forestry Commission Scotland, with basic facilities offering a 'wilder' camping experience. Toilets and overnight parking is available for those who have booked a pitch.

What's On This Spring

Discover what's on in and around the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park - get out and be active this springtime! .You will find a great mix of interesting events and activities to suit all ages and abilities. Join the KiltWalk from Glasgow to Loch Lomond or join the Ben Lomond Hill Race.

For the less active, there are pipe band championships, live musical entertainment, agriculture shows, farmers markets and food and drink festivals - it's all happening in Loch Lomond and the Trossachs. See What’s on Loch Lomond.


2016 - Year of Innovation Architecture & Design

In 2015 Glasgow-based practice BTE Architecture developed the ‘pyramid viewpoint’ located in the Loch Lomond & Trossachs National Park. Near Ardlui, on the east shore the pyramid stands at the edge of Loch Lomond overlooking the waters and the surrounding forest areas. Visitors are taken on a journey leading to an entrance which frames a view to the Loch, a viewpoint that manifests itself as a steep rising platform accessed by steps rising and wrapping around the perimeter. The view is of course spectacular. Well worth a visit this year - the Year of  Innovation, Architecture & Design.

Drymen Show celebrates its 200th Year

A well-known fixture in the local calendar is the annual Drymen Show held this year on Saturday 28th May. The Strathendrick Agricultural Society was formed in 1816 when the 3rd Duke of Montrose formed the Society to improve the breed of their livestock. Since then, the Show has been held every year (except for the two World Wars and foot & mouth outbreaks).

Don't miss this family day out which include cattle, sheep and horse shows, vintage tractors, live bands, fun fair, craft tent and other shows. Visit our website for more information.


If you have any comments or contributions for our newsletter, please e-mail us at info@visit-lochlomond.com



 

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