The idyllic Loch Lomond northwest of Glasgow is Britain's largest lake and according to Walter Scott "The Queen of Scottish Lakes". While the plentiful stocks of trout, salmon and whitefish attract anglers from far afield, the many day-trippers, not to mention the watersports enthusiasts, walkers and those in search of rest and relaxation are drawn by the wonderful scenery around the lake.
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West Highland Way
The 20.5mi/32km West Highland Way follows the banks of Loch Lomond. The path begins in Milngavie in Glasgow and ends in Fort William, at the foot of Ben Nevis, Britain's highest mountain (4,406 feet). The starting point is Ptarmigan Lodge in Rowardennan, from where you can take the Lochside path for a mile until a crag called Rob Roy's prison, where Roy was said to hold many hostages. From there you head towards Rowchoish, where a path leads through the woods to a farm cottage at Cailness. You also pass through Inversnaid, past the Inversnaid and Beinnglas Falls, then head north through Glen Falloch, past rapids, small falls and water slides, cross the river at Derrydaroch and continue until you reach the A82, where you cross the road and re-join the path on an old military road. From there you continue to Bogle Glen, and reach the village of Crianlarich.The route is broken into 14 stages, each accessible by public roads at either end.
Rowardennan - Ben Lomond
Ben Lomond rises from the east shore of Loch Lomond. It is situated in a sheep-farming area and surrounded by the summits of Ptarmigan, Sron Aonaich and Beinn Uird. The area offers exhilarating walks and spectacular views.
Balloch Castle, Scotland
The parklands of Balloch Castle are situated on the east bank of the lake and on the ground floor a museum documents the development of the region.
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