Hidden Loch Lomond
There are just so many hidden Loch Lomond gems within this amazing landscape that we thought we would pull it all together and, not that you need it, but give you more reason to book your stay at The Drovers Inn.
Loch Lomond is by far one of the most famous landmarks of Scotland with a heritage going back thousands of years and enough scenery to fulfil even the neediest of eyes for a lifetime! The Drovers Inn has all of this on our doorstep and we love nothing more than telling a good old Scottish tale over the beer pipes at our bar or over your morning tea!
Loch Lomond itself comes with many legends and fun facts and that is before we even get started on the hidden gems of its surroundings. There are more than 50 islands on Loch Lomond- 23 of which have been named. It is clear to see why there are so many hidden spots in these parts. There is a vast 720 square miles to explore through the Trossachs Park and you will need some repeat visits to get round them all.
Falls of Falloch
Scotland is home to many stunning waterfalls and conveniently placed in the northern point of Loch Lomond is the Falls of Falloch. Also known as Rob Roy’s bathtub this amazing location comes with its own view point offering an up close and personal, close range experience of this 30ft waterfall and plenty of photo opportunities!
This purposely built sheltered space built by John Kennedy and fittingly named “Woven Sound” is one of the lochs best kept secrets. This was part of The Scottish Scenic Routes Project created in 2013 to give architects and young designers a chance to enhance visitor experience across Scottish landscapes. A treat for the eyes and a memory to cherish!
The north end of Loch Lomond can sometimes be cast aside in favor of the island or nearby Loch Long but it does have its own attractions that comes with an amazing landscape and its very own canal. The historic Inverarnan Canal was originally used for business and steamboat activity but became a lively route to The Drovers Inn and the Highlands. It started from behind the Inn and ran through to the tip of loch Lomond and was used for Drovers deliveries. Although not used any more it is steeped in history and a must see part of loch Lomond.
Maid of the Loch
This impressive vessel cruised the shores for over 29 years and has since been berthed at Balloch. Visitors can currently enjoy the on-board café but the maid is now undergoing makeover and restoration which began in 2016 and owners hope to have this sailing again as early as 2018. A real staple of the tourism offerings of Loch Lomond it is an experience not to be missed if the opportunity arises once again.
Picnic and wild swim spots
Loch Katrine – a 13km-long fresh water loch in the heart of Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park.
Rowardennan- Sits at the foot of Ben Lomond and is a truly stunning place to sit down for a picnic and soak up the postcard worthy surroundings. You can also stop off at Sallochy which is the perfect spot for a wild swim in the Loch. With panoramic views and an abundance of wildlife to enjoy all you need to do is sit back, relax and hope the sun shines!
Inchcailloch campsite – Loch Lomond plays host to 23 tiny Islands and by far the most interesting one of these has to be Inchcailloch. It is accessed by boat from Balmaha village and offers exceptional views across the Loch and further afield. There is a very small campsite based at the south tip of the island at Port Bawn which can only accommodate 12 people at a time – could you imagine any better way of achieving peace and tranquility! You would truly be at one with nature.
If you fancy staying the night we have a selection of comfortable hotel rooms to rest your head!