Balloch Country Park, Loch Lomond – Bob Law: Walks and Photography

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Balloch Country Park is well worth a visit. With easy access by train and bus plus car parks right outside the gates of this large park it is convenient for visitors.
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Situated beside the town of Balloch and stretching along the eastern shoreline of Loch Lomond it is only 30 minutes from Glasgow along the A82 dual carriageway but feels like mountain wilderness, especially with snow on the ground.  A large car park, Train and Bus Station are situated in Balloch right beside the scenic River Leven in Balloch itself . The entrance to the park is a short walk away.
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A network of paths lead out through the park on the eastern shore of Loch Lomond with further excellent different walks up the western side of the Loch from the Lomond Shores Complex.  From one hour to six hour trips on foot.  Tour boats also run from Balloch up the loch.
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Both banks of the loch provide excellent flat, easy walking on good paths with great views over the surrounding countryside. If it rains you can find plenty of shelter in the form of mature trees.
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As Balloch is on the Highland Boundary Fault,  looking north offers wide vistas of peaks and Highland glens.
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Alternatively, you can also follow the river downstream to Dumbarton on a good cycling track/walkway so plenty of variety.

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