The Scottish Highlands are characterised by vast, lucent Lochs surrounded by silent glens, rolling hills and magnificent mountains. Amid spectacular scenery, experience Scotland’s Loch-loaded landscape, delighting in the sound of rushing rivers and flowing streams that form the world-famous Highland waterways… Bliss!
The jewel of Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park, Loch Lomond has attracted tourists for generations. The largest inland stretch of water in Britain, Loch Lomond carves its way 24 miles north from Balloch. Experience and explore this vast waterway aboard a Loch Lomond cruise, for an unforgettable day out that will take your breath away.
Nestled neatly between two magnificent mountains, Ben Ledi and Benvane and Ben Vorlich, the small but striking Loch Lubnaig is a unique, crooked waterway where open water and wild swimmers dare to dive into the Loch’s cold waters. Renowned for its unforgettable walks, Loch Lubnaig is a place of solitude and seclusion, characterised by stunning scenery.
The vibrant Loch Venachar is alive with colour, with its south shore home to a large stretch of forest, where winding walking and cycling trails take you on an adventure. The Loch is home to the famous and historic, Invertrossachs House, visited by Queen Victoria in 1869. For an all-action experience, you can enjoy kayaking and canoeing on the Loch’s waters.
Steeped in history and shrouded in mystery, the Loch’s of Voil and Doine are Rob Roy Macgregor country, the infamous 17th Century Scottish outlaw. Nestled among spectacular scenery, the Lochs are home to some stunning art installations, including the ‘Lookout’ exhibit found at Loch Voil. With a plethora of paths and trails, walkers are spoilt for choice.
A gem at the heart of Loch Ard Forest, the glistening Loch Ard waterway is where the famous River Forth begins its journey to the sea. Surrounded by trails and tracks, Loch Ard’s terrain is perfect for exploring on two-wheels and on foot. Lookout for the sculpture trails and play features, which are great fun for families.
Characterised by a stunning backdrop of giant mountains, including Ben More, Cruach Ardrain to the south and Sgiath Chuil neighbouring Beinn Challum in the north, the Lochs of Lubhair and Loch Dochart are set among jaw-dropping Highland scenery. Adding to the dramatic landscape are views of a ruined castle that remains on a small island.
The stunning, fjord-style Loch Long carves its way through 20 miles of spectacular scenery, with the colossal Arrochar Alps at the head of this wondrous waterway. A hotspot for watersports, walking and cycling, the enchanting Loch Long is ideal for families. Beneath the Loch’s surface, divers can explore the many wrecks that scatter the waters below.
Loch Lomond National Park is well-stocked with Lochs. There’s a bounty of these beautiful waterways to visit, and here are a few more to add to your Loch Lomond camping itinerary:
Characterised by towering mountains, sparkling waterways and pretty beaches, you’re never far away from a Loch in the Scottish Highlands. These vast, magnificent waterways are full of wonder and packed with fun, family activities, whether it’s watersports, walking, cycling or boat trips.
No visit to the Highlands is complete without a Loch visit and it’s a must-have on your Loch Lomond camping bucket list.
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