The Bonnie, Bonnie Banks of Loch Lomond
Loch Lomond is the largest stretch of fresh water in Britain and is almost as famous as Loch Ness, thanks to the ballad about its “bonnie, bonnie banks”, the epitome of the Scottish folk song. Things are a bit different these days with the modern tourism redeveloping certain parts, especially the west side that is fringed by the A82, and on the water itself you will find speedboats and other forms of water sports that will be ideal for water sport lovers but not so ideal for the holiday maker looking for some tranquility which so impressed the likes of Queen Victoria, the Wordsworths and Sir Walter Scott.
West Bank of Loch Lomond
Nevertheless the West bank of the Loch is a beautiful stretch of water, and despite the crowds in mid summer, gives better views than the heavily wooded east side. Luss the setting for the enormously popular Scottish TV soap Take the High Road, is the prettiest village, and its streets can be a pleasure to walk around in the summer. Balloch, is a holiday resort at the lochs southern tip, and is the place to head for if you want to take a boat trip, you can take various cruises around the 33 islands scattered around the shore.
East Bank of Loch Lomond
The tranquil east bank is far better for walking than the west, and can only be traversed in its entirety by the West Highland Way footpath from where you can head on through Queen Elizabeth Forest Park or take the 3 hour hike from Rowardennan to the summit of Ben Lomond the most southerly of Scotland’s Munros
Overall Loch Lomond is an excellent place to visit and what a great place to stop on your way up North when going on Holiday to the Scottish Highlands, or you can have your Holiday in Scotland on the Loch where there are plenty of places to find accommodation like cottages in Scotland or great Hotels. Its simply a place you must visit when in Scotland.