Loch Lomond and the Trossachs is a National Park that centres its focus on Loch Lomond in central Scotland. The Trossachs is a range of hills within the region. The park is the fourth largest in the British Isles.
It hosts twenty one mountains that exceed 3,000ft including Ben Lomond, Ben Lui and Ben More. Two forest parks named Argyll and Queen Elizabeth lie within the park's boundaries whilst there are also 57 designated areas of special nature conservation to protect the rare species of animals, flowers and vegetation within the area.
Due to its awe-inspiring views and landscape, Loch Lomond and the Trossachs are mainly seen as an attractive venue for walkers, climbers and those interested in the wildlife that finds it habitat here. The West Highland Way is a tempting proposition for any walker who fancies a challenge. It is a long distance footpath that stretches for 95 miles from the north of Glasgow to the Scottish Highlands.
The Falls of Dochart are an alternative for those who want less of a hike. They can be found at the River Dochart at Killin in Stirlingshire, near Loch Tay. A Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park visitor centre can be found at Loch Lomond so visitors can gain a better insight into the park's history and habitat.
Loch Katrine is the site of a steamship called SS Sir Walter Scott which sails up and down the Loch. Cruises on Loch Lomond can also be made from Tarbet, a tiny town in Argyll and Bute.
The area is fantastic for outdoor activities. Walking, cycling, horse riding, camping and even golf are all popular recreations to be carried out within the park. On water, there is ample opportunity for sailing, windsurfing, canoeing, fishing and water skiing. There is also the thriving wildlife on show to watch for those who are more passive in their hobbies.