Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park
Even though the Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park is a mere hour outside of Glasgow, this Scottish National Park is far removed from the busy city streets and fast paced lifestyle. It covers an area of approximately 1 865 square kilometers, and within the National Park borders are the communities of Arrochar, Callander, Balloch, Tyndrum, Port of Menteith, Tyndrum and Crianlarich. Loch Lomond is an attraction of its own, being Great Britain’s biggest freshwater expanse. This beautiful phenomenon is surrounded by breathtaking mountain ranges, dense forests, dancing lochs, magical glens, refreshing waterfalls and rolling hills. It is a mystical place where many come to escape, to find inspiration and to breathe the sweet air of freedom.
The Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park is rich in wildlife that
includes the graceful golden eagles, wood warblers, pied flycatchers,
ospreys and many other birds that grace the skies and fill the air with
their glorious songs. The Lomond Loch, smaller lochs and rock pools
crabs, porpoises, seals, wading birds and migratory birds such as
Water voles, deer, red squirrels and otters also live on this land, and
park management and local communities work together to ensure the
protection of all animals that share this piece of heaven.
Besides for the wonderful fauna and flora that is found around the
Lomond, the park has many other attractions to visit within the
that include a selection of castles, burial grounds, museums and the
popular Fairy Knolls. Or simply appreciate the fact that you are
the ground the inspired Sir Walter Scott to envision the famous stories
‘The Lady in the Lake’ and the world famous ‘Rob Roy MacGregor’.
There are also many trails within the park that visitors can explore
foot, by bicycle or on horseback. It is advised that trail enthusiasts
enquire about the hiking distance and difficulty, as they vary between
moderate walks, long distance routes, hill mountain walks and routes
are better suited to horses or cyclists. No matter what method you
explore The Trossachs National Park, or which
you decide to see, the Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park will
enchant you and instill a peace and tranquility that is not easily