Enjoy the lazy, hazy days of Summer and visit Loch Lomond. June marks the start of summer and with the longer, lighter nights, this is the perfect time for watersports, beaches and barbecues. Be active this summer, ramble up hills, wander ancient woodlands and explore the rugged shoreline. Renowned for its incredible beauty and tranquility and much written about in both song and verse, there is no better place to be this summer than by the bonnie banks of Loch Lomond.
Visit Loch Lomond
Lying on the Highland Boundary Fault, the loch is 24.5 miles (39 km) long, it is the largest freshwater loch in Scotland and has more than 30 islands, the largest of which is Inchmurrin. The Loch Lomond and Trossachs area of Scotland was awarded National Park status in July 2002. A popular leisure destination located between the lowlands of central Scotland and the Highlands. In 2005, a poll of Radio Times readers voted Loch Lomond the sixth greatest natural wonder in Britain.
Enjoy the seasonal colours of summer and explore the diversity of landscapes in the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park which have inspired painters, musicians, artists and writers. Visit Loch Lomond and have a fantastic summer break.
Scotland will be showcased to the world this year. With the advent of the Glasgow Commonwealth Games 2014 the Ryder Cup 2014 Stirling 2014 and Scotland deciding its independence in September the country will truly be on the map.
Make sure if you visit Scotland in the Year of Homecoming that you visit Loch Lomond in the heart of Scotland's first National Park - it's only a thirty minute drive from Glasgow and within easy reach of Stirling and Edinburgh in central Scotland.
"Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where nature may heal and give strength to body and soul." John Muir, father of National Parks