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Visitor Attraction: The National Park Gateway

Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park

 

Location: Balloch

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Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park is for everyone to explore and enjoy. This section provides information about some of the fantastic things you can see and do in the Park.

There is something for everyone - low level and hill walking, cycling, boating, golf, wildlife watching and for the more adventurous, canoeing, kayaking, windsurfing and mountain biking.

 Trossachs National Park


The National Park encompasses around 720 sq miles (1,865 sq km) of some of the finest scenery in Scotland.

It is an area of contrasts from rolling lowland landscapes in the south to high mountains in the north, and has many lochs and rivers, forests and woodlands. It is also a living, working landscape which has been influenced by people for generations and is visited and enjoyed by many for its recreational value.

The Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park became fully operational on 19 July 2002 and was officially opened by Princess Anne on 24 July 2002.

Key Facts
■The Park is 1,865 sq km (720 sq miles) and has a boundary length of 350km (220miles).
■50% of Scotland’s population lives within an hour’s drive of the National Park.

■There are 20 Munros (mountains above 3,000ft) in the Park and the highest is Ben More at 1,174m.
■There are 19 Corbetts (mountains between 2,500ft and 3,000ft).
■There are 22 larger lochs, with numerous smaller lochs and lochans.
■About 50 rivers and large burns.
■15,600 people live in the National Park (2001 census).
■There are two Forest Parks – Queen Elizabeth in the Trossachs and Argyll in Cowal.

 

Things to do include:

•Walking
•Boating
•Cycling
•Wildlife Watching
•Canoeing & Kayaking
•Horse Riding

 

Visitor Information Centres in and around the National Park:

■Aberfoyle - Open all year Tel: 08707 200 604
■Ardgartan - Easter to October Tel: 08707 200 606
■Balloch - Open all year Tel: 08707 200 607
■Callander - Open all year Tel: 08707 200 628
■Dumbarton - Easter to October Tel: 08707 200 612
■Dunoon - Open all Year Tel: 08707 200 629
■Helensburgh - Easter to October Tel: 08707 200 615
■Killin - Open all year Tel: 08707 200 627
■Stirling - Open all year Tel: 08707 200 620
■Tarbet - Open all year Tel: 08707 200 623
■Tyndrum - Open all year Tel: 08707 200 626

Website: Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park

 

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