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Visit Loch Lomond Newsletter Summer 2015

Visit the National Park This Summer
Summer Competition
Wild Park 2020: Black Grouse
New Viewpoint Opens on Loch Lomond
What's On This Summer
Scotland, the Home of Golf
Let the Train Take the Strain


Visit the National Park This Summer

A vast 720 square miles of outstanding natural beauty boasting unspoilt landscapes filled with lochs, mountains, forests and glens, the Loch Lomond & Trossachs National Park is one of Scotland’s finest tourism and recreational assets and attracts millions of visitors every year.

Boasting some of the most spectacular scenery in the country, and inspiring visitors to experience Scotland’s natural beauty and enjoy a wide range of outdoor activities, the Loch Lomond & Trossachs National Park continues to welcome visitors to this fantastic area. We hope that you can Visit Loch Lomond this summer.


Summer Competition

Win 2 nights dinner, bed & breakfast at the Rowardennan Hotel

Escape the hustle and bustle of city life and wake up in real Scotland! Within easy reach of Glasgow, Edinburgh and Stirling, enjoy the peace and tranquility in Scotland’s Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park.

The Rowardennan Hotel which dates back to 1696 has been tastefully refurbished, retaining the feeling of a bygone era with a contemporary twist. The facilities at the hotel include 18 bedrooms, beer garden, children’s play area, beach and boat moorings. The family-run hotel is both dog and child friendly.

Click here to enter our Summer Competition.


Wild Park 2020: Black Grouse

Following the launch of Loch Lomond & Trossachs National Park Authority's Wild Park 2020 Challenge and their strategy for conserving wildlife in the park, we look at the Black Grouse, one of their five chosen challenges.

Because it’s such a beautiful and enigmatic bird and a great indicator of healthy habitats, the black grouse is a priority species in the Loch Lomond & Trossachs National Park.

Black grouse are threatened in the National Park due to loss of habitat, climate change, predators such as crows and foxes and birds colliding with deer fences. The survival rate of black grouse chicks is down due to wetter springs and summers in recent years.

You can find out more about the black grouse by clicking here.


New Viewpoint Opens on Loch Lomond

A new iconic landmark has been added to the Scottish landscape. ‘An Ceann Mòr’, meaning 'large headland' in Gaelic, was unveiled on Wednesday 13th May by Richard Lochhead MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs, Food and the Environment, at Inveruglas on the banks of Loch Lomond.

The eight metre high, pyramid shaped structure is the fourth and final installation in the first pilot project for Scottish Scenic Routes, a Scottish Government initiative designed to encourage visitors travelling along scenic tourist routes to stop and see much loved views in a new way, helping to boost the local economy.

Three were realised last year at the Falls of Falloch, Balquhidder and Loch Lubnaig near Strathyre. The fourth occupies a secluded spot at Inveruglas on the west bank of Loch Lomond with spectacular views down the loch and over to the Arrochar Alps and Ben Lomond in the middle distance.

The striking structure is clad in sustainable timber which, over time, will fade to a silver-grey to blend in with the landscape.


What's On This Summer

Get out and about this summer and take advantage of the longer, lighter nights. Escape the hustle and bustle of city life and head for the Loch Lomond & Trossachs National Park.

Summer is time for fun in the sun. Enjoy traditional Highland Games around the loch with games at Helensburgh, Balloch and Luss to name a few.  Take to the water by sailboat, ferry or cruiser or even better, join the Dragon Boat Challenge.

Music lovers can enjoy the Loch Lomond Folk Festival while shoppers can visit the local farmers' markets. Within easy reach of Glasgow, Edinburgh and Stirling, have a great day out and check out What's On at Loch Lomond.


Scotland, the Home of Golf

Scotland is where the game of golf was born, and within a twenty minute drive of Glasgow, there are plenty of fantastic golfing opportunities in the Loch Lomond & Trossachs National Park. Offering a wide variety of courses to suit all abilities, golfers will find a memorable and inexpensive round of quality golf.

Perhaps the most well known of these courses is the Loch Lomond Golf Club, host to the Loch Lomond World Invitational and the Scottish Open from 1996 to 2010.

For the more competitive amongst you, why not enter one of the club open golf competitions in the area and enjoy golfing amidst the spectacular scenery of the National Park.


Let the Train Take the Strain

Leave the car behind! Trains to Balloch at the mouth of Loch Lomond are frequent and available from Glasgow Queen Street (Low Level) and Glasgow Central (Low Level) stations.

After exploring Balloch and the facilities on offer, hop on the Loch Lomond Waterbus and explore the loch by boat. Linking south, west, and east shore locations like Balloch, Luss,Balmaha, Tarbet, Inversnaid and Rowardennan. A great way to visit Loch Lomond and experience the various locations around the loch!


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



 

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