25th September – 2nd October 2021

February 4, 2022 by Alison in

A refreshing break after 2 years of restrictions.
Recommend: dramatic Dumbarton Castle but be aware, 500+ steps to the top. Rosneath peninsula from Cove car park you can see right the way to Bute and Arran. Serene landscape around Milarochy Bay on the far side of Loch Lomond (with spotless toilets too!).

Moving on to Bute for our next week, hoping to go up to Rest and Be Thankful if road open, and Arkinglas Arboretum (Champion trees), and round to the ferry at Colintrave.

Only one lazy wet day, spent reading, paint and writing (Dennis is an author). We’ve had a fun week.

Pauline and Dennis Talbot.

Things to do

Luss conservation village – western shore of Loch Lomond

Located on the banks of Loch Lomond, off the A82, 5 miles north of Crosskeys. Occupation of this area dates back to medieval times, but much of the village and the neat rows of cottages were built in the 18th and 19th centuries to house workers from the nearby slate quarries and featured in the […]

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Day trip suggestions

Inveraray – Day tripA marvellous day out, Inveraray is on the western bank of Loch Fyne north of Arrochar beyond the ‘Rest and be Thankful’. Inveraray Castle  was used in the series Downton Abbey for a ChristmasSpecial. The Bell Tower dominates the town and houses the second heaviest ring of ten bells in the world and is open to the public spring /summer. […]

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Activities

Loch Lomond Sealife CentreLocated in Balloch and open all yearWebsite: www.visitsealife.com/loch-lomondPhone: 01389 721500 Loch Lomond Bird of Prey CentreLocated in Balloch and open all yearWebsite: www.llbopc.co.ukPhone: 01389 729239 Treezone Ariel Adventure CourseLocated in Balloch and open Easter to October (Weekends only in the winter)Website: www.iye.scot/treezone-loch-lomondPhone: 01389 496055 Loch Lomond Pony TrekkingLocated in Balloch and open all yearWebsite: www.lomond-pnytreks.co.ukPhone: 01389 […]

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