The Loch Lomon park centre has a couple of large stores apparently offering discounted goods. You can get the Polo clothing much cheaper at the factory shop. The coffee shop is ok but all in all the place feels a bit flat. I took my...More
Trains every 30 mins connect from Glasgow to Balloch. Journey time about 40 mins. You won't "tour around the loch on foot in a day" as the loch is 22 miles long and about 5 miles wide at the southern end. Depends how... More
Trains every 30 mins connect from Glasgow to Balloch. Journey time about 40 mins. You won't "tour around the loch on foot in a day" as the loch is 22 miles long and about 5 miles wide at the southern end. Depends how serious you are about walking. There is some very easy lochside access at Balloch where you can visit the Country Park or walk to Loch Lomond Shores - a big shopping area by the water but you won't see much of the loch. If you want a good walk then walk up the first section of the Three Lochs Way - search for the website - where you will get peace and quiet and a great view over the Loch and Ben Lomond. You could walk on over the hill to Helensburgh which is a fascinating town and then travel back from there by train to Glasgow. Highly recommended. You can take a loch cruise from Balloch Sweeney's Cruises which will take you through the islands or to Luss a village on the western shore. The northern part is of the loch is narrower and has few islands - its all beautiful BTW. If you want to visit there from Glasgow in a day then you'd need to take a Citylink coach to Tarbet where you can cruise with Cruise Loch Lomond boats. Walking options there are more difficult to get an elevated loch view without climbing a mountain. There are lots of options but 1 day is a bit short to enjoy the delights of Loch Lomond. Have fun!