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Visit Loch Lomond Newsletter Spring 2020

Spring Breaks at Loch Lomond
What’s On This Spring at the National Park
Camping Byelaws in the National Park
Springfest: The Scottish Food & Drink Festival
Mighty Hike for Macmillan
Visit the Falls This Spring
Saving Scotland’s Red Squirrels
Take to the Water at Loch Lomond


Spring Breaks at Loch Lomond

Spring forward this season! On Sunday 29th March, British Summer Time begins and the clocks go forward an hour. 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 and within a short drive from Glasgow, you'll find accommodation to suit all tastes and pockets. There's so much to see and do, you'll want to come back again and again! Visit Loch Lomond Short Breaks.

What’s On This Spring at the National Park

Add the backdrop of Loch Lomond and celebrate Mother’s Day, join in on a family Easter egg hunt or shop till you drop at Lomond Shores. Get out and get active this spring. Take a Sunset Goose Walk, join the KiltWalk from Glasgow to Loch Lomond or participate in the Ben Lomond Hill Race. Enjoy live musical entertainment, agriculture shows and farmers' markets. So why not check out What’s On at Loch Lomond and find a great mix of interesting events and activities to suit all ages and abilities.

Camping Byelaws in the National Park

For those who enjoy camping, caravanning or touring in a motorhome or campervan, the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park is a fantastic place to head for. Be aware that between 1st March to 30th September, certain byelaws are in force. They cover less than 4% of the park and cover the most cherished loch shores. In these Camping Management Zones, camping is only allowed in specific areas by booking a campsite place or by obtaining a camping permit. Be aware of the byelaws and plan your trip in advance. For further information, see Camping at Loch Lomond Byelaws.

Springfest: The Scottish Food & Drink Festival

Springfest is back on 4th and 5th of April. This springtime event celebrating all things culinary, from the people behind the ever-popular Loch Lomond Food & Drink Festival with another fantastic line-up of food and drink producers, live entertainment, whisky tastings, chef demonstrations, kids’ activities and much, much more. With a great line up of talent and tempting food and drink from both local producers and from across the UK. From 10am to 6pm each day, the festival is full of great things to see and do.

Mighty Hike for Macmillan

Join a mighty hike for Macmillan Cancer Support this summer and follow the Rob Roy Way. Setting off from Callander on the 29th August, why not hike a marathon along the Rob Roy Way following in the steps of Rob Roy Macgregor, a famous figure in Scottish folklore. The route will take you through the wild Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park, giving beautiful views over lochs and the mountainous highlands. The hike is 26 miles long and mostly flat. Make a mighty difference and visit macmillan.org.uk/mightyhikes

Visit the Falls This Spring

Famous for its stunning scenery, the National Park offers mountains, lochs, forests and glens across 1,865 sq km. There are also many fine waterfalls, some of the best known include Inversnaid, Falls of Falloch and Puck’s Glen, a gem of the Cowal Peninsula. Enjoy an unforgettable experience through the dark and mossy woods of the Argyll Forest Park. The short circuit, less than 2 hours, takes you up by the descending stream, where you'll find dozens of waterfalls, and then down through the mixed forest, to spectacular viewpoints of the area and of the many rhododendrons.

Saving Scotland’s Red Squirrels

Parts of the park have become a stronghold for our red squirrels which we want to defend. Saving Scotland's red squirrels is a project to stop the decline of Scotland's core red squirrel populations. Working closely with local communities, the project is seeking to improve conditions for red squirrels across Scotland, and combat the spread of the non-native grey squirrel. How can you help?  Volunteer to take part in squirrel surveys, adopt a red squirrel with the Scottish Wildlife Trust, or report the location of sightings of grey squirrels in the National Park at Scottish Squirrels.

Take to the Water 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.

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



 

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