Looking to explore around the Loch on foot? We've put together some great rambling and hiking itineraries’ to get the most out of your trip.
Access the inaccessible and complete a one-way stretch of the famous West Highland Way.
Enjoy a 7-mile footpath through ancient oak woodland and scramble among boulders above remote loch inlets.
Taking the lower path you even pass Rob Roy’s Prison – a large crag with a natural cave where Roy reputedly held hostages.
As you walk watch out for attractive feral goat, listen for noisy jays, glimpse deer darting in the trees or take a wild swim on a warm afternoon.
Sturdy boots are recommended and please keep dogs under control. A complimentary beer, wine or soft drink awaits you on your return trip.
Try a taster of the West Highland Way (Top 20 treks in the world – National Geographic) joining Rambler cruise options. Access the inaccessible and complete a one way 7 mile stretch through ancient oak woodlands; amazing variety of wildlife and breathtaking scenery. Return ferry schedules allows time for a leisurely walk and picnic en route. Family friendly.
Sturdy boots are recommended and please keep dogs under control. A complimentary coffee / tea on outward journey and a beer, wine or soft drink awaits you on your return leg.
For spectacular views across the National Park, take an exhilarating hike up Ben Lomond on the Ptarmigan Ridge or Tourist Route from Rowardennan.
Owned by the National Trust for Scotland, the Ptarmigan Path forms an exhilarating walk to the summit of Ben Lomond (3,192 ft). The rocky trail is well trodden with much of the hillside designated as a site of Special Scientific Interest. Also explore the Ardess Hidden History Trail near Rowardennan. A return ferry at 1645hrs allows just over 7 hours for the hike, which requires sturdy boots (please keep dogs under control). A complimentary coffee / tea on outward journey and a beer, wine or soft drink awaits you on your return leg – or perhaps refresh yourself at the Rowardennan Hotel.
Return ferry departs at 1645hrs for return to Tarbet arriving back at 17:30hrs.
The more popular and easier route starts at Rowardennan Car Park.
Please note: Return from Rowardennan departs from Rowardennan Youth Hostel Jetty
Catch waterbus / cruise to Inchcailloch Island from Luss and spend time ashore for a choice of woodland walks:
The Low Path is a gentle woodland walk with a few slopes and steps. At first sight the woods look untouched by man, but look closer and you’ll discover that people played an important part in creating this wonderful home for wildlife.
The Summit Path is more strenuous with a steep climb to the top of the island. Here you’ll find out how dramatic forces of nature have sculpted the island and created lots of different homes for plants and animals.
Each path takes 30-45 minutes, just take your time and enjoy the view.
Central Path – this is the most direct route from Port Bawn to the North Pier and takes around 20 minutes.
Follow NTS Ardess Hidden History Trail to learn of a ‘forgotten past’.
Family friendly walk to suit all.