10 Scottish things to do in Loch Lomond this Autumn

10 Scottish things to do in Loch Lomond this Autumn

1. Eat tasty Scottish food

Just a 10-minute drive from Loch Lomond Holiday Park, the Slanj Bar & Restaurant is the perfect spot to refuel after a day exploring the Scottish countryside. Meals are made from fresh, locally sourced ingredients and the varied drinks menu includes a selection of Scottish ales. Well behaved dogs are very welcome to join their owners.

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2. Brave a dook in Loch Lomond

It may feel a wee bit chilly at first, but a dook in Loch Lomond will leave you feeling refreshed and revitalized! Not only that, but cold water swimming has also been proven to boost the immune system, activate endorphins and reduce stress.

Grab your wetsuit and towel and head down to Loch Lomond, just a stone’s throw away from your accommodation. The perfect distance to pop back for a warm shower and hot chocolate straight after your swim.

Before you brave it, have a  look at Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park’s ‘Advice for Open Water Swimming’ to keep you safe.

3. Taste Scottish Beer

Enjoy a beer in the Brewery Courtyard at Fyne Ales, nestled in amongst Scottish mountains at the head of Loch Fyne. Choose from six fresh beers on draught – three cask and three keg. Wines, spirits, hot drinks and crisps are also available.

The wee cluster of farm buildings which house Fyne Ales is part of the estate owned by the founders’ family dating back six generations.

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4. Climb a Munro

The highest peak in the Arrochar Alps is just a 20-minute drive away from Loch Lomond Holiday Park. Ben Ime sits at 1,011m and the views from the summit span across surrounding mountains including Ben Arthur (The Cobbler) and further south to lochs, moorland and hills.

Begin your ascend from the Arrochar carpark and follow a zig zag route through beautiful forestry until you reach an open beautiful glen.

The Arrochar Alps are distinctive landmark summits. Combined with the Rest and Be Thankful Pass in the nearby Glen Croe, they make a dramatic landscape transition between the mountainous National Park and the Argyll area beyond.

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5. Spend time with Scottish Wildlife

Watch amazing birds of prey up close at the Loch Lomond Birds of Prey Centre. You will be close to a variety of British birds as well as various species from around the world, including owls and golden eagles.

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For the first time in over a century sea eagles, also known as white-tailed eagles, were spotted in Loch Lomond nature reserve in March this year. Keep your eyes peeled and you might spot one while you’re on holiday.

NatureScot, Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park and RSPB Scotland have put protections in place and have asked that visitors keep their distance so as not to disturb these beautiful birds.

6. Visit a Scottish castle

Home to the Duke of Argyll, Chief of Clan Campbell, Inveraray Castle is a must visit when you’re in Argyll. You cane enjoy views across the castle grounds to majestic Loch Fyne from the castle windows.

Spend time exploring the castle gardens which span across 16 acres of the castle grounds, two acres are formal lawns and flowerbeds and the remainder is park and woodland.

If you’re feeling fit, venture further afield and climb to Dun Na Cuaiche. This woodland walk will reward you with stunning views across Loch Fyne and beyond.

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7. Explore Scotland by water and land

Hop aboard Cruise Loch Lomond to explore islands, ancient forests and hidden beaches. Don’t forget your camera to capture incredible Scottish memories, remember to tag us on Instagram @argyllholidays and #argyllholidays.

Choose from various cruises which differ in length or hire your own private boat for family and friends to enjoy.

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8. Try Something New

If you’re an adrenaline junkie or you’re feeling brave and fancy trying something new and exciting, check out Loch Lomond Wakeboard!

Glide along the glassy loch on a wakeboard and enjoy the views and fresh Scottish air as you’re pulled along.

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9. Climb above Loch Lomond

Explore the rugged terrain surrounding Loch Lomond and Loch Long with off-road 4 x 4 Adventures Scotland. You’ll have exclusive access to rough, steep tracks which meander through the hills to give you breath taking and unforgettable views.

Jump into an iconic Land Rover Defender and follow your very own adventure guide on a Guided Tour or an Off-Road Driving experience.

If you’re looking for a full day of thrills, choose the Full Day Adventure tour which features a speedboat tour and whisky distillery visit.

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10. Sip a wee dram by Loch Lomond

Scotland is famous for whisky. We love the stuff! After a busy day adventuring and immersing yourself in the great Scottish outdoors, why not sit on your balcony and enjoy a dram while you take in the unforgettable views. The perfect way to end a day if you ask us.