A place where the lowlands and highlands meet, with varied scenery of rolling lowland landscapes, tranquil lochs and rugged mountains in the north.
These landscapes create a diverse range of habitats for a variety of wildlife including red squirrels, black grouse, golden eagles, osprey, pine marten and otters. The National Park Authority works to inspire communities, visitors and partners to enhance and protect this special place.
The National Park is brimming with wildlife. You could encounter a red squirrel in the forest or golden eagles soaring high above. You might even catch a glimpse of an otter hunting along the loch shores.
Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park is celebrated for the scenic quality of its landscapes and highly valued for its rich natural and cultural heritage. Here are a few things that make the National Park special:
Its special landscapes include lochs, coastlines, forests and striking contrasts where the lowlands and highlands meet.
It’s a working landscape, which has been influenced through generations by the people who live and work there.
It’s steeped in history and heritage, with ruined castles, charming towns and villages, archaeological discoveries and scenery admired by famous poets in times gone by.
Six of Scotland’s Great Trails (long distance routes) connect in and around the National Park and are part of the national walking network across Scotland.
Its close proximity to urban areas allows visitors the opportunity to learn and connect with nature on their doorstep.
Located only an hour’s drive away for 50% of Scotland’s population, Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park is a popular visitor destination offering a wide variety of activities for everyone to enjoy.
You could visit a charming local village and learn about the area’s heritage, take a leisurely stroll along a tranquil loch or bag a mighty Munro.
It’s a treasure trove of discovery and a fantastic place to reconnect with the great outdoors.
Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park is easily accessible from Scotland’s central belt. There are lots of public transport networks in and around the National Park and there are also great cycle routes for active travel. Why not leave the car at home and make your journey here part of the holiday?
You can help to look after this special place by thinking about how you can be a responsible visitor when planning your trip. Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park Authority has some useful information on reducing waste, camping responsibly and even what to do when you need to poo in the great outdoors!
Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park has seasonal byelaws between the months of March and September, which mean that you may need a permit or to stay at a campsite in some areas. Please read the guidance before planning your camping trip.