Loch Lomond walking trails and hikes
When you visit Loch Lomond, you’ll soon discover all the amazing walks and scenery available nearby. From ruined castles to high summits, you can find brand new Loch Lomond walking trails every day of your holiday here. You can hike up a mountain, or take it easy with a stroll around the loch itself. Just remember to dress for the weather – Scotland can often have four seasons in one day!
If you’d like to find out more about what Loch Lomond walks are available, make sure you ask us when you arrive. We can advise you on walks suitable for your party, or areas you might not have thought to visit. However, to give you a taste of the adventures ready and waiting to be had out there, here are some of our most frequented and favourite ones.
From Conic Hill to Balmaha and Millarochy Bay
If you’re looking to start your stay with a beautiful panoramic view over Loch Lomond, then a walk up Conic Hill is perfect for you. It’s a bracing walk that will take you all day, so make sure you are prepared. You’ll find varied terrain and you can take in the breathtaking views from the top of the Conic Hill. You can view the route here.
Fancy sticking to the bonnie banks? The Loch Lomond hike from Balmaha to Millarochy Bay is a stunning lochside walk along part of the West Highland Way. This is quite an easy walk, so it can ease you in. If you venture a little further to Sallochy Bay, then you’ll see the ruins of an abandoned highland crofting community. View the route.
Bag a Munro with Ben Lomond or dance with the Devil
For the more adventurous, try climbing to the summit of this mountain. It’s 3,196 feet to the top and if the weather is right, you’ll be able to see for miles. The views are spectacular across Loch Lomond and are absolutely worth the climb. This is one of the most popular Munros in Scotland, and for good reason too. Guided mountain expeditions are also available. View the route.
You can also take a perilous walk to the Devil’s Pulpit, a stone in a deep gorge where the say the devil spoke to his followers. Spooky it may be, but beautiful it definitely is. Find out more on the Devil’s Pulpit here.
Walk to The Whangie or explore Buchanan Castle Estate
Yes, there’s a place really called The Whangie! Explore this exciting walk to a fascinating rock formation said to have been created by the devil himself! It’s an exhilarating walk with stunning views over Loch Lomond and the surrounding countryside. Find out more information about this walk here.
For something a bit more relaxed, how about spending time in a forest? Not only that, but a forest that has grown up over a once stunning building. Trace the remains of gracious living in this old stately home park. An ideal scenic route to the village of Drymen where you can refuel with a drink in the Clachan – the oldest registered licensed pub in Scotland – or enjoy a bite to eat at one of its many eateries. You can always take the local bus route back (and ask to be dropped directly at the Waterfront). Find out more about Buchanan Castle here.
Beautiful walks, wonderful scenery
Wherever you decide to go, you’ll be accompanied by stunning views, exciting wildlife and friendly faces. Staying at Loch Lomond Waterfront gives you the perfect base to set out from each day, really giving you the best start on your Loch Lomond walking trails. We hope you love all the walks around Loch Lomond as much as we do!