Britain's Favourite Walks: Top 100 - West Highland Way
Read about why GetOutside Champion Zoe Homes chose the West Highland Way for Britain's Favourite Walks: Top 100, to be shown on ITV in 2018
Situated in central western Scotland, Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park is centred around the Loch itself, which at 39km (24 miles) long and up to 8km (5 miles) wide, is the largest freshwater lake in Britain.
As well as the activities on the loch itself, the Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park has 21 Munros, providing ample opportunity for exploring. While some peaks require proper equipment all year round, some lower routes are easily accessible to walkers of all abilities. As well as walking, there are also routes for cycling and, riding and climbing.
Family activities in the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park
It’s easy to make the outdoors fun at the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park. It is a vast open space full of plants, wildlife, forests, lochs, rivers and hills and mountains. The area covers parts of Stirling, West Dunbartonshire, Argyll and Bute and Perth and Kinross.
Six views to enjoy in the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park
If you love photography, or enjoy beautiful views, try exploring the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park. It has 720 square miles of rivers, lochs, waterfalls, hills and forests. Whatever time of year you visit, you’ll be treated to a whole host of stunning sights.
Wonderful waterfalls in the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park
The National Park at Loch Lomond is a 35-minute drive from Glasgow. It’s easy to get to by bus or train from Glasgow or Edinburgh or you can catch a ferry from Gourock, 28 miles outside Glasgow. The beautiful water rich landscape means you can discover some great waterfalls in the area.
Walking the West Highland Way
With around 85,000 visitors every year, the West Highland Way is one of Scotland's premier walking routes. Stretching from Milngavie right up to the heart of the Highlands in Fort William, situated at the foot of Ben Nevis, the 96-mile route never ceases to provide breathtaking scenery and beautiful wildlife along the way.