“You’ll tak the high road, and I’ll tak the low road
And I’ll be in Scotland afore ye
For me and my true love, will never meet again
On the bonnie, bonnie banks of Loch Lomond”
Loch Lomond, half an hour’s drive north of Glasgow, is a popular destination, known for its beauty and tranquillity – a perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of the city. Visit Balloch for shopping on the shores of the loch, or take a boat trip onto the loch itself to hear more about the legends and wildlife of this famous stretch of water, which is part of the Loch Lomond & Trossachs National Park. The picturesque village of Luss with its quaint cottages and well kept gardens is also well worth a look, and it makes for a great spot for a picnic lunch if the weather is fair. The northern side of the loch is often much quieter than the southern side, head for Balmaha for lochside views or a walk up Conic Hill, on a fine day you can see the Isle of Arran from here!