Local Activities

  • Now open at Loch Lomond Shores. TREE ZONE Aerial Adventure Course. www.treezone.co.uk.
  • The area offers a variety of walks to suit all abilities, from easy strolls along the shore of Loch Lomond on marked paths and trails of the Queen Elizabeth Forest Park Keen hill walkers can tackle the ascent of Ben Lomond, one of Scotland’s favourite ‘Munros’. Or Ben an, or the Cobbler.
  • West High Way route 2.5 miles from Loaninghead. (Milngavie to Fort William)
  • Conic Hill Balmaha.
  • An easy climb from Balmaha, this hill on the line of the Highland Boundary Fault offers superb views of Loch Lomond and its many islands.
  • Mugdock Country Park. Walks, children play area coffee shop and garden centre.
  • Balloch Country Park. Walks, cycling, children play area, coffee shop.


  • Cycling offers another excellent way to make the most of our wonderful countryside. There are many back roads and forest tracks for cyclists to avoid traffic. The Glasgow / Loch Lomond / Killin Cycle route link Drymen to Balloch and Glasgow in the south and Aberfoyle and Trossachs north. Cycles can be hired in Drymen, our local village
  • Cycle routes, Queen Elizabeth Forrest Park., Mugdock Country Park,. Loch Katrine. Take your bikes on the SS Sir Walter Scott, sail to Stronachlar and cycle the scenic route back to the Captains Rest and car park. Bikes can be hire at the pier.
  • Lodge Aberfoyle walks, cycling, birds of prey and ospreys. Go Ape.

Loch cruising and water themed activities

  • There is no better way to enjoy the wonders of Loch Lomond than to take to the water on a small boat like the local post man out of Balmaha on his round of the beautiful islands. There is plenty of space for sailing, water skiing and canoeing.


  • Loch Lomond offers possibly the widest variety of fish in Scotland. Species range from Salmon and sea trout to pike, roach and chub. Visit Balmaha Boat Yard for information and boat hire (5 miles away).
  • For better quality fishing however, Lake of Menteith is 10 miles East. Trout fishing is especially popular here. And if you don’t catch one, you’ll be impressed by the ospreys as they easily catch their prey
  • Outdoor activity events at Can you experience offer you canoeing, hiking, mountain biking, power kiting, abseiling/climbing clay pigeon shooting, archery and quad biking.
  • On Loch Lomond. Click here for further information on historic attractions in around our area.


  • Scotland is the perfect place for a golfing holiday. Whether you’re an experienced golfer looking for a challenge or you just want to enjoy a leisurely 9 holes, you have plenty of choice.
  • Buchanan Castle golf Club in Drymen offers an 18 hole parkland course. Strathendrick and Aberfoyle offer a steep course, Balfron now offers an 18 hole course. Open to visitors.