Loch Lomond & The Trossachs

Overview

View of Loch Lomond from conic hill on the West Highland Way footpath

Introduction to the Loch Lomond & The Trossachs

Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park is home to wonderful walking opportunities and over the course of this 5 night walking holiday we will explore the hills, mountains, woodlands and lochs of this stunningly beautiful part of Scotland. We provide you with a qualified Mountain Leader, who will guide you through the landscape. We also organise your accommodation so all you need to do is concentrate on the walking itself.

Loch Lomond from Ben Lomond

Highlights of the Loch Lomond & The Trossachs

  • Summit Ben Lomond, Scotland’s most southerly Munro
  • Enjoy the ancient woodland of Loch Lomond shore on a section of the West Highland Way
  • Take in the views from Conic Hill
  • Walk around Loch Katrine then relax and enjoy the return by boat
  • Enjoy scenery from the rocky top of Ben Arthur (The Cobbler)

What's Included with this Holiday

  • A qualified Mountain Leader as your guide
  • A comprehensive Information Pack
  • B&B Accommodation for 5 nights
  • Max group size of 8

Is the Loch Lomond & The Trossachs Right For Me?

This is a walking holiday designed for walkers of reasonable fitness wishing to explore the hills and trails of the Southern Highlands. Some hillwalking experience would stand you in good stead but is not essential, with the more challenging days interspersed with less demanding walking.

Loch Lomond & The Trossachs Guided Walking Itinerary

Daily Plan

Over the course of the week we will explore the area both close by our accommodation in Balmaha and further afield. The walking will be varied and walks chosen to highlight the best of Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park.

Loch Lomond shore

Day 1: Arrival & Conic Hill

This is your chance to make your way to the area with a free transfer from Balloch Train Station available at 1pm. We will then meeting in Balmaha at 2pm where we will take an afternoon walk up Conic Hill. This is a fantastic view point and will give you a taste of things come. Total distance: 4km/2.5 miles; Total ascent: 350m; Time: 2-3 hours.

Accommodation Balmaha/Drymen

Day 2: Ben Lomond

Whilst the legs are still fresh we will look to summit Ben Lomond. It is Scotland's most southerly Munro and an excellent introduction to mountain walking in Scotland. With a choice of route options we will tailor the day to suit the group as either a there-and-back or a circular walk, both options starting at Rowardennan. Total distance: 12km/7.5 miles; Total ascent: 990m; Time: 4.5-5.5 hours.

Accommodation Balmaha/Drymen

Day 3: Loch Katrine

Today we will stay lower with a walk around the shores of Loch Katrine before enjoying a cruise back along the loch to our start point. The shore of Loch Katrine is home to large rewilding and tree planting projects aimed at restoring the natural forests of the area. It is a peaceful location overlook by the small mountain of Ben Venue. Total distance: 21km/13 miles; Total ascent: 180m; Time: 4.5-5.5 hours (plus boat journey time).

Accommodation Balmaha/Drymen

Day 4: The Cobbler

On our fourth day we will head west and take a drive round to the western side of Lomond Lomond, then through to Arrochar. There stands a group of mountains know locally as the Arrochar Alps. Ben Arthur, The Cobbler, is the most well know of these and will be the objective of the day. We will climb from sea level out of the woodland and to the bealach (pass). From here we will make use of the recent path improvements to climb steeply to the two tops of Ben Arthur. From here you can expect views back over to Ben Lomond as well as down Loch Long to the sea. Total distance: 11km/6.75 miles; Total ascent: 990m; Time: 4-6 hours.

Accommodation Balmaha/Drymen

Day 5: Loch Lomond Rowchoish Loop

On our final day of walking we will head for the shores of Loch Lomond on the section of the West Highland Way north of Rowardennan. We will take both the "low road" and the "high road" (singing optional) in a circular walk. The low road is rough and rocky but will plenty of time on our hands we can take this slowly and carefully. The return half of the walk will be on smoothly track. Distance: 14.5km Ascent: 350m Time: 3.5-4.5 hours

Accommodation Balmaha/Drymen

Day 6: Departure

Today we will say our farewells. There are bus services from Balamaha or you can take up the option of a free transfer back to Balloch Station for onwards public transport options.

Loch Lomond & The Trossachs Accommodation Options

On this holiday you will be provided with 5 nights B&B accommodation as standard. There is also the option of camping locally for those on a budget.

Example of a B&B Room

Bed & Breakfast

The Bed and Breakfast option provides you with good standard Bed and Breakfast accommodation, with breakfast included within the price of the holiday. The B&Bs we use are located within small towns or villages and so you will have access to local shops as well as a choice of pubs to make sure you have plenty of opportunity to have an evening meal. In areas where there are no B&Bs or there are no facilities such as shops or pubs we will instead drive you out to another nearby village where a better overall experience can be achieved.

Photo of Tigh Loran B&B from the outside

Bed & Breakfast (Single Room)

We also offer this trek with Bed and Breakfast accommodation for those who would prefer single occupancy rooms, however do note that we only have two of these rooms available per trek and so they must be booked early. Unlike our self-catering option, breakfast is included within the price. Please note that these rooms incur a single supplement which is included within the price.

Large Green Tent pitched on a campsite

Loch Lomond Camping

We provide a camping option for those who wish to get closer to nature or travelling on a budget. We will book you a pitch in a local campsite, giving you the chance to really escape from the modern world. You will need to provide your own tent and camping equipment, which gives you the ability to use a tent that is familiar to you. Many people also bring their own stove so they can cook in the evening, but this is optional as will have a chance to get your evening meals at a local pub. The site will have toilet and shower facilities, and washing machines should you need them.

Dates & Prices

The dates of our scheduled treks can be seen below. We also off the option of private bookings for groups. Please get in touch if you'd like to book privately.

2023 Treks
Date of Trek Availability
Sunday 16th April 2023 to Friday 21st April 2023 Spaces

No Suitable Date?

If there are no dates on this calendar to suit you please let us know, sometimes we can add extra dates if there is enough demand for an extra trip to be added.

Waiting List

If a trek is full but you would like to be added to the waiting list, please do let us know. The waiting list is there so that if anyone drops out of the trek we will contact you and let you know, so you can take their place on the trek instead.

Future Dates

Our trekking calendar is released a year in advance each spring. Keep an eye on the 'Year Planner' in the menu above, or send us a request for an email alert when the latest calendar is published. If you are keen to book early and secure a trek on a date to suit you, do feel free to get in contact with us to suggest a date

Pricing

Price for Bed & Breakfast:

The price of this trip is £849 per person (based on two sharing).

To book this trip we will require a £200 deposit per person with the rest to be paid a month before your trip.

If you are booking as a solo traveller and happy to share a twin room with another solo traveller of the same sex the price is £849.

If you are a solo traveller and would like a single room to yourself there is a £35 per night single supplement (£175 in total).

Price for Loch Lomond Camping:

The price of this trip is £449 per person (based on two sharing).

To book this trip we will require a £100 deposit per person with the rest to be paid a month before your trip.

If you are booking as a solo traveller and happy to share a twin room with another solo traveller of the same sex the price is £449.

There is no single supplement available for this trail as rooms are mainly of a shared basis.

How to Book

Booking is simple, you can either phone us, email us or use our online shopping cart below.

Book Loch Lomond & The Trossachs Online

Sunday 16th April 2023 to Friday 21st April 2023 Currently we only have spaces on this date.

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What Happens Once you Have Booked

Once we have received your booking (either through the online shopping cart, email or phone). We will then confirm with you that your accommodation option and room type, single, twin or double, is available. We will then send you a full booking form and information about paying your deposit for your trek. All deposits can be paid by cheque, bank transfer or debit/credit card. Once we have received back both your booking form and deposit we will let you know and your place on the trip will be secure.