LOCH LOMOND - THINGS TO DO
EAT, DRINK AND SHOP TILL YOU DROP
Visit Auchentullich Farm Shop, 1.5 miles south of Shemore on A82. See their Facebook page
Ardardan Estate, is a garden centre just outside Helesnburgh, you can eat, shop, walk, enjoy ardardan.co.uk/
Visit Lomond Shores, Balloch – shop in Jenners,enjoy coffee or a meal, tourist info.
Helensburgh – is 6 miles away, and is our nearest town. Good for essentials, Excellent coffee shops,galleries, outdoor equipment and has a swimming pool.
Sample the Loch Fyne Oyster Bar – restaurant & shop. Tel. 01499 600 483 www.lochfyne.com
Enjoy coffee or a meal in one of the Luss coffee shops, The Village Rest or Coach House Coffee Shop.
Luss Seafood bar - newly openend in spring 2016 - 01469 860 420 - luss-seafoodbar.com/
HISTORIC BUILDINGS & GARDENS
Hill House, Helensburgh – Tel. 0844 493 2100 www.nts.org.uk
Dumbarton Castle – Tel. 0131 668 8600 www.historic-scotland.gov.uk
Inveraray Castle –Tel. 01499 302203 www.inveraray-castle.com16
Inveraray Jail – Tel. 01499 302 381 www.inverarayjail.co.uk
Stirling Castle –Tel. 0131 668 8600 www.historic-scotland.gov.uk
Geilston Garden, Cardross – Tel. 0844 493 2219 www.nts.org.uk
Benmore Gardens, Dunoon – Tel. 01369 706261 www.rgbe.org.uk
Glenarn Garden, Rhu – Tel. 01436 820 493 www.gardens-of-argyll.co.uk
Luss Church – celebrated in 2010 the 1500th anniversary of the church founded by St. MacKessog. Present church built in 1875. Tel. 01436 860 240 www.lussonline.net
OUTDOORS AND SPORTS ON LOCH LOMOND
Portnellan Farm, Gartocharn - Speed boat tours and paddle board hire www.portnellanfarm.co.uk
Canoe – hire and guided tours. Tel 01389 756251 www.canyouexperience.com
Waterski & Wakeboard Tel. 01436 860 632 www.lochlomondwaterskiclub.co.uk
Cycle – West Loch Lomond Cycle Path (16.5 miles)- about 2 miles of which includes the old A82, the rest is not in traffic. 0845 345 4978 www.lochlomond-trossachs.org
Plateau trails, black runs or valley floor at Glencoe. 01855 851 226 www.glencoemountain.co.uk
Golf – Check out Helensburgh Golf Club overlooking the River Clyde.
Try the National Park Golf Pass (L50 – L80)- Aberfoyle, Buchanan Castle, Callander, Killin & St. Fillans. 01877 330 975 www.nationalparkgolf.com
Play De Vere’s Carrick course. 01389 722508 www.cameronhouse.co.uk
Scottish hills surround Shemore, There is a good road to start your trek which takes you a short distance up to the back of the farm where you can walk up to the top of the hills and walk all the way round and then back down the road.
Here is a fantastic website that shows you the regular hill walking in our area and anywhere else in Scotland. http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/lochlomond/
Ben Lomond, Scotland’s most southerly munro, 12 km. Drive to Rowardennan or via Cruiselochlomond ferry. Tel 01301 702 356www.cruiselochlomond.co.uk
Walk part of the West Highland Way.Rowardennan to Inversnaid (12 km).Drop-off & pick-up by ferry. Tel. 01301 702 356www.cruiselochlomond.co.uk
– Walk Ben Arthur (The Cobbler) from Succoth car park, Arrochar. 11km.
– Glen Loin- Arrochar to Inveruglas footpath through valley. 17km.
– Conic Hill at Balmaha, 3km – Enjoy a view of the Loch Lomond Golf Club, via the public footpath through it. Either use the north entrance or south at the white gates just beyond Helensburgh turn-off.
Duncryne Equitation Centre, Gartocharn Tel. 01389 830 425
Swim/Gym – pool with wave machine & slide, sports hall & gym, Dumbarton Tel. 01389 734 094 www.wdcleisure.co.uk
The Carrick ( Limited access for children ), or Cameron House Tel. 01389 713659 www.cameronhouse.co.uk
Helensburgh- pool, children’s pool & gym Tel. 01436 672 224 www.argyll-bute.gov.uk
Ski & Snowboard – Glencoe, equipment hire available. Tel. 01855 851 226 www.glencoemountain.co.uk