Days out from Glasgow
Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park is the first of two national parks in Scotland. It is split into 4 distinct regions; Loch Lomond, the Trossachs, Breadalbane and Cowal, each with its own unique charm and points of interest.
The national park boasts some of the best views in Scotland, comprising of mountains, glens, waterfalls and picturesque towns and villages waiting to be explored. It’s also home to Loch Lomond, the largest inland stretch of water in Great Britain as well as 22 larger loch and a number of smaller bodies and rivers.
No trip to the national park would be complete without taking some time to explore the surrounding area by foot. Whether you’re an avid hiker or prefer a leisurely afternoon stroll, you will certainly find a route that caters for your group’s abilities. If you’re feeling adventurous you could climb one of the hills or mountains. Your efforts will be rewarded with breath taking views in all directions. The highest mountain is Ben Moore, standing tall at 1,174m.
One of our favourite ways to admire the stunning landscape and appreciate the sheer size of Loch Lomond and the surrounding mountains, is to take a loch cruise. From the comfort of a historic paddle steamer, you’ll be able to sit back and marvel at the changing scenery that lines the shore.
If you prefer a more active trip, you could take one of the shorter water bus journeys. These drop you off at a number of locations, allowing time to explore.
If you’re looking to participate in some outdoor adventure activities during your holiday in Scotland, Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park is the perfect destination. There are a range of adrenaline fuelled activities on offer, including canoeing, angling, paddle boarding, climbing, wild swimming, windsurfing and mountain biking.
If you already know what you’re doing there are plenty of equipment hire facilities on offer. Complete novices can benefit from expert tuition, from experienced guides offering taster sessions for beginners.
Food and drink
This region of Scotland is renowned for its array of delicious food and drink. Within the boundaries of the national park, you will find an abundance of artisan producers, making everything from smoked seafood to preserves. Take some time to sample some delicacies during your trip, and pop into one of the many pubs, cafes and restaurants offering an exciting menu of local produce.
Camping and holiday home accommodation
Red Deer Village Holiday Park is located less than an hours drive from Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park. We are perfectly positioned for enjoying the best of both worlds; the bright lights and entertainment options in Glasgow and the tranquillity of the national park. Our family owned holiday park is well maintained with a range of self-catering accommodation available including, holiday homes, chalets and static caravans. We also have grass and hardstanding touring caravan, motorhome and camping pitches alongside pristine facilities.