Loch Lomond Islands

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Loch Lomond is home to 37 very bonnie islands and islets.  English travel writer, H.V. Morton wrote: ‘What a large part of Loch Lomond's beauty is due to its islands, those beautiful green tangled islands, that lie like jewels upon its surface.’ They don’t just look good; they’re fascinating places to visit too, with history, wildlife and walks galore. Just 30 miles from Glasgow, Loch Lomond marks the first rise of the Highland. The line of the great Highland Boundary Fault, which divides the Highlands from the Lowlands, runs in a south-westerly direction through the islands of Inchcailloch, Torrinch, Creinch, Inchmurrin in Loch Lomond.

The ‘Geggles’ is a narrow and shallow strait between the islands of Inchcruin and Inchmoan. Loch Lomond can fluctuate in depth by up to 2 metres and at times of low water you can cross this strait on foot. Inchmurrin is another lovely Loch Lomond island, easily accessible by ferry from Arden or during the summer by a Waterbus service from Loch Lomond Shores. It’s the UK’s largest freshwater loch island. It was once the private deer park of the Dukes of Montrose and a ruined castle of the Earls of Lennox is located at its southern end of the island.

 

Hop on board a waterbus to discover the villages, islands and beauty spots of Loch Lomond. A number of operators offer scheduled waterbus services, with routes to the Loch Lomond islands, Balloch, Luss, Inversnaid, Balmaha, Rowardennan and more. You can also experience the magic of Loch Lomond’s islands with a tailored cruise. Cruise Loch Lomond  and Sweeney’s Cruise Co offer a number of cruises and excursions.