How to get to Loch Lomond And The Trossachs
Major rail stations:
Glasgow and Edinburgh
- www.virgintrains.co.uk - trains to Glasgow and Edinburgh on the West Coast main line, including Birmingham, Crewe and Preston, Manchester and Liverpool
- www.eastcoast.co.uk - trains to Glasgow and Edinburgh on the East Coast mineline, including Leeds, York and Newcastle
- www.scotrail.co.uk/caledoniansleeper - overnight sleeper service from London Euston to Glasgow and Edinburgh
Local rail stations
Edinburgh and Glasgow offer connections to:
- Scottish City Link - operate services across Scotland including from Glasgow to Callander, the west side of Loch Lomond and its Dundee Oban route goes through St Fillans, Killin and Crianlarich
- www.nationalexpress.com - services to Stirling, Callander and Balloch
- See www.lochlomond-trossachs.org/travel for timetables for local buses
- Cycling in Loch Lomond and the Trossachs - cycle routes in the Park are included in two maps.
- National Cycle Route 7 - This runs through the Park and sections make great short to medium rides. Try Killin or Glen Ogle to Callander, which provides excellent and safe, predominantly off-road, cycling.
- Clyde and Loch Lomond Cycle Way - Popular 20-mile section of National Cycle Route 7 from the centre of Glasgow to Balloch on an almost entirely traffic-free tarmac route.
- West Loch Lomond Cycle Path - This is a 16.5-mile route between Balloch and Tarbet with railway stations at both ends. You'll need both cycle maps to cover the whole route.
- West Highland Way - A 154 km route from Milngavie to Fort William, which runs along the eastern shore of Loch Lomond and crosses the National Park from south to north
- Rob Roy Way - A varied and attractive 148 km route from Drymen in the Loch Lomond area of the National Park to the Perthshire town of Pitlochry
- Cowal Way - This 92 km path starts in the South West at Portavadie beside Loch Fyne and finishes in Inveruglas by Loch Lomond
- Three Lochs Way - A 50 km route along forest tracks and quiet country roads with only gentle gradients, past Loch Lomond, Garloch and Loch Long.
- Walking in Loch Lomond and the Trossachs - Short and medium distance walks in the National Park area with route maps
- Walk Scotland - Loch Lomond and the Trossachs - Moderate, hill walks and long-distance routes in the National Park area
- Scotland's Great Trails - You'll find 20 different routes covering 1,300 miles of well-managed paths from the Borders to the Highlands.
- Explore the National Park by ferry, bus or train - for transport operators and timetables in the National Park (please note publication is in two parts); includes details of services from the Firth of Clyde to Glasgow (Argyll side)
- Water bus services on Loch Lomond - to various locations around the loch; cycles can be carried on board
- Water bus service on Loch Katrine - this service links up with either end of a tarmac, largely traffic-free road which is ideal for cycling along
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