Shake off the winter blues and Visit Loch Lomond this spring. This time of year brings a splash of colour to the oak woodlands around the loch as the early flowering woodland plants push their heads up into the sunshine! Spring is a popular time for walkers on the West Highland Way and it also marks the start of the boating and watersports season - so get active this spring and 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 spring 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 spring 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.
"I have seen the Lago di Garda, Albano di Vico, Bolsena and Geneva and I prefer Loch Lomond to them all... Everything here is romantic beyond imagination" (Tobias Smollett 1771)