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Things To Do On Your Loch Lomond Day Out

Loch Lomond is a great spot for exploring, experiencing new things and making fantastic memories with family and friends. Rain or shine, there are plenty of fun things to fill up your days. We’ve put together a guide with all the best activities to explore while you visit Loch Lomond. From activities, local walks, and historic sites, adventure awaits you for a great day out in the Scottish countryside.


Scenic Spots In Loch Lomond

Balloch Castle Country Park

The only country park in Loch Lomond boasts spectacular views of the Loch and spans 200 acres with walled gardens and nature walks. Visit the castle on the grounds that once hosted the Visitor Centre. The park is a popular spot in the warmer months for scenic walks, nature exploration and picnicking. Pets are welcome and there are toilets available. The park is only an 18 minute drive from Cameron House, securing its place on your trip itinerary.


Loch Lomond Shores

Not to be missed, make sure you spend some time checking out all the local beaches and bays in Loch Lomond. There’s plenty to choose from, both pebbles and sandy, for splashing around, relaxing or water sports – whatever the season.

You can check out our picks of the best bays and beaches to visit on Loch Lomond on our blog post.


Conic Hill

Located in Balmaha, Conic Hill is a great option for those hoping to see some beautiful views on their Loch Lomond day out. The climb is a shorter one, at around 2.5 miles, and is a steep, short peak. The walk is well worth it as, from the top, you can admire breath-taking views of Loch Lomond as it stretches across the horizon.

For more information on the climb, including parking, see here.

Milarrochy Bay

For aspiring or seasoned photographers, Milarrochy Bay is a must-visit. The famous, lone tree set against the backdrop of the glistening loch makes for a breath-taking photograph for your collection. The bay also boasts rock formations in the water that make for an interesting composition in photos. The best time to photograph the lone tree is at sunrise or sunset for the best lighting and most interesting contrast against the water and sky.

a tree sticking above the water with snowy mountains sitting in the back

Falls of Falloch

This picturesque waterfall is well worth a visit for its roaring rapids and dark rock-face. On warmer days, it’s also a fantastic spot for a picnic by the river Falloch – the perfect place to take some amazing photos or to snap some selfies to remember the day. Pack up your favourite snacks and refreshments, don’t forget a blanket and set off for your waterfall picnic under the (hopefully!) sun.

For directions on how to reach the Falls of Falloch, see our blog post on all the best waterfalls in Loch Lomond.


Firkin Point

Firkin Point is a fantastic place for a picnic in the summertime. Located between Inverbeg and Tarbet, this location is included on the A82 road trip and can be used as a campsite for those exploring Scotland to its fullest. If you plan to camp during more quiet months, a camping warrant may not be needed. Please visit the Loch Lomond website for more information.


The Cobbler

The Cobbler, also known as Ben Arthur, makes a fantastic short hike for those looking to challenge themselves with a climb. Its iconic and distinctive shape has helped secure its place as the most recognisable peak in the Southern Highlands. The ascent has a well-marked pathway and is considered an easy and pleasant hike. The walk typically takes 4 – 6 hours.


Attractions And Activities In Loch Lomond

Loch Lomond Water Ski Club

Try your hand at water sports with a day on the Loch. The Loch Lomond Water Ski Club is a great activity for adrenaline seekers who aren’t afraid to make a splash. With 40 years of experience under their belts, they welcome all levels, even beginners. The Club is closed during the winter, and advanced booking must be arranged. See their website for more information.


Loch Lomond Shooting School

Discover a new hobby or revive an old one at the Loch Lomond Shooting School. From archery, clay-pigeon shooting and air rifle shooting, there are many ways to enjoy your time on your visit. The school can be found only five minutes from our resort, handy for last minute plans! Visit their website for pricing and hours.

Glengoyne Distillery

A trip to Loch Lomond wouldn’t be complete without a visit to the Glengoyne Distillery. Originally named the Glenguin of Burnfoot, the distillery was built in 1820 by George Connell who began the then illegal practice in secret. In 1907, the distillery was renamed as Glengoyne Distillery and has since become known for its slow aged malts.

For whisky lovers, sign up for their Distillery Experience to create your own malt, learn all about the process and enjoy a great day out. Visit their website for more info on tours and opening hours.

wooden barrels sitting in front of two large brewing pots

Sealife Centre

Visit Loch Lomond’s sealife centre for a fun, family day out. With a seal feeding show, plenty of sealife to marvel at and discover, and even a canteen for grabbing a snack at lunchtime, the sealife centre is a great option for the colder months. The centre features over 1500 sealife creatures, an interactive rockpool, tropical ocean tunnel and more. You can find pricing and opening hours on their website.


Loch Lomond Bird Of Prey Centre

Experience a unique family day out when you visit the Bird of Prey Centre. Flying shows allow visitors to view the birds up close and see when in action during flights. You can learn all about the birds, their habits and the threats that they face in the wild. Try out their new ‘Discovery Trail’ to learn more about their birds and the local wildlife.

Please note, the centre closes in the winter for maintenance. You can find more information about opening times and ticketing on their website.


Maid Of The Loch

The PS Maid of the Loch is a spectacular steamboat found on the shores of Loch Lomond. The historic ship was saved from sinking in 1995 and since, a dedicated group of individuals have been working on restoring the ship with the goal of seeing her on the water again.

Currently, they’re working on her paddles and hull. If you’re in the area, the ship is worth a visit. For more information, see their website.


Loch Lomond Faerie Trail

Delight in the magic of Loch Lomond with a faerie trail around the award winning woodlands. On your whimsical walk, you’ll find faeries, trolls, unicorns and more. This is the perfect activity for families as the little ones run around and discover every nook and cranny of the trail. If you’re a true believer, you might just catch a glimpse of fluttering wings, or a hint of glitter.

The trail has to be booked in advance and opening times vary per season. More details, as well as information on tickets, can be found on the website.


Historic Sites And Ruins In Loch Lomond

St. Maha’s Well

Located on the moors above Balmaha, the ancient holy well is a must-visit for history buffs. The well is known for its healing qualities, and the natural spring bubbles up from the ground on the boggy terrain. There is a large standing stone that marks the spot. For years, locals and visitors have been visiting the well for curative reasons. On sunny days, the walk to the well and the surrounding scenic views make this spot worth visiting.

Rob Roy Sites And Locations

Discover the legend of Rob Roy on your Loch Lomond day trip. The outlaw and leader of the MacGregor clan lived near Loch Lomond in the 17th and 18th century. As a result, there are many local sites and memorials dotted around the Loch to immortalise his legend.

Rob Roy’s Cave can be found near Inversaid, and is said to be one of the hiding spots he used when he was in hiding after his acts of treason, banditry and theft. Although quite rocky in places, the cave and the walk make for an interesting day out. Located in Balquidder Kirk, you can find his grave next to his wife and children. A statue can also be found on Corn Exchange Road in Stirling.

a statue of a man holding a shield and holding his arm up

PS Waverley

PS Waverley is the last seagoing passenger-carrying paddle steamer in the world, named after Sir Walter Scott’s Waverley novels. For steam enthusiasts, this ship is not to be missed. View the 2100 horsepower triple expansion reciprocating steam engine, open to full public view and witness the Chief or 2nd Engineer operate the engine as they arrive or depart port. Also visible through the portholes are the famous paddles.

You can board or depart the boat at Helensburgh, a short drive from Loch Lomond. For the timetable and more info, visit the website.


Museums In Loch Lomond

Denny Ship Model Experiment Tank

Located in Dumbarton, a short drive from Loch Lomond, step back in time at this museum and experience Victorian ship design and building at The Scottish Maritime Museum.  Built in 1882, the world’s oldest working model experiment tank stretches over the length of a football tank and is still used to test ship designs today. Watch in awe as the huge tank whirrs into motion. For more info, see here.


Scottish Submarine Centre

Visit the award-winning, immersive museum to learn all the ins-and-outs of submarines. During your visit, you can learn about the history of the machines and admire the X51- HMS Stickleback submarine in all its glory. Opening hours can be found on their website.


Your Accommodation In Loch Lomond

Cameron House Resort is ideally situated in Loch Lomond for access to all the unique and interesting activities you can partake in around the local area. Whether you’re a small group, a couple enjoying a weekend away or a family looking for a new adventure, we have everything you need for a fantastic trip in Loch Lomond. We offer luxury roomssuites and lodges, all designed with your comfort in mind to enjoy a good night’s sleep and an unforgettable experience.

View our options and learn all about the facilities, including golf and spa, on our website.

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