Loch Lomond is a large freshwater loch, the largest inland stretch of water in Britain. The Trossachs National Park is centred on the loch and encompasses it and the Trossachs which is an area of wooded glens and lochs to the south west of Scotland. It was the first Scottish national park and is the fourth largest in the UK, covering 720 square miles. The park also encompasses many mountain peaks including 21 Munros such as Ben Lomond and Ben Lui and 19 Corbetts. There are also two forest parks here and 57 designated special nature conservation sites.
Explore Loch Lomond and the Trossachs
Adventures that you can do on your own, with the right knowledge, skills and equipment
Aberfoyle Bike ParkThe Scottish Wool Centre, Off Main Street, Aberfoyle, Stirling, FK8 3UQ
An CaistealAn Caisteal, Crianlarich FK20 8RL, UK
ArdgartanArrochar, Argyll and Bute, G83 7AS
Beinn an LochainCairndow, Argyll and Bute
Beinn DubhchraigBeinn Dubhchraig, Crianlarich FK20 8RX, UK
Beinn ÌmeCairndow, Argyll and Bute
Find local specialists who provide organised adventures in this area, great for those without experience or equipment
Gorge Walking, Coasteering, Mountain Biking, Canoeing, Kayaking, Climbing
My AdventureMY Adventure, West Harbour Road, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
My Adventure is an outdoor adventure and activities operator located near Edinburgh in Scotland.
They offer canyoning, coasteering, mountain biking, climbing, canoeing and kayaking for groups of all abilities alongside a variety of technical courses.
Equipment and professional instruction are provided alongside catering and transport options.
Gorge Walking, Canoeing, Climbing, Mountain Biking
In Your ElementIn Your Element Scotland, Inverness, United Kingdom
In Your Element is an adventure and activities operator with various locations in Scotland.
They offer canyoning, climbing, canoeing and mountain biking for groups of all abilities alongside a variety of technical courses.
Equipment and professional instruction are provided.
Gorge Walking, Canoeing, Kayaking, Climbing
Action Adventure ActivitiesUnnamed Road, Stirling FK8 3RZ, UK
Action Adventure Activities is an outdoor adventure and activities operator located in the Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park, Scotland.
They offer canyoning, canoeing, kayaking and climbing for groups of all abilities.
Equipment and professional instruction are provided alongside accommodation, catering and transport options.
Rutland Sailing SchoolSouth Shore of Rutland Water, Edith Weston, Rutland, LE15 8HJ
Rutland Sailing School is situated along the south shore of Rutland Water in Edith Weston, Rutland.
The school provides introductory sailing sessions and RYA approved courses for juniors and adults of all abilities. Boat hire is also available if you meet the centres requirements.
Equipment and instruction are provided. Other facilities include changing, toilets and refreshments.
Rutland WatersportsRutland Watersports, Bull Brig Lane, Whitwell, United Kingdom
Rutland Watersports is situated on the north shore of Rutland Water Park at Whitwell in Rutland.
The centre has canoeing and kayaking facilities for people of all ages and abilities. You can participate as a group or individual on a day, half day or by the hour basis with an instructor, or you can hire a craft and take it out on the water. No experience is necessary.
Equipment and instruction are available, other facilities include a equipment shop, parking, nearby retail shops and restaurants, a café and toilets.
Our favourite activities in Loch Lomond and the Trossachs
The United Kingdom boasts a huge variety of mountains and hills – rewarding tired legs with space, solitude and spectacular views across the country.
One of life’s simple pleasures, wild swimming is not only a great way to connect with the landscape, but boasts many documented health benefits too.
Gorge walking requires fewer technical skills than canyoning, but can be just as much fun. Climb waterfalls and jump into plunge pools whilst traversing rocky and dramatic gorges.
Few things are more tranquil than a downstream paddle in a canoe. With canoe hire available throughout the UK, there’s an opportunity to experience it for yourself wherever you live.