We love Loch Lomond and the Trossachs so thought it would be a great idea to give you some great information about the area in an easy to understand way. So here it is,
Loch Lomond and the Trossachs in Numbers
There is 1 Highland boundary fault line cutting through the centre of the National park. This helped create the spectacular scenery and shape the land to what you see today.
Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park has within it, 2 Forest parks which are, Argyll Forest Park and the Queen Elizabeth Forest park. Both really great locations for a day out.
The area has 3 lovely salt water lochs around it's border, all of which are good for a bit of Mackerel fishing. There's the Holy Loch , Loch Goil and Loch Long that are all on the shores of the Cowal peninsula
Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park is lucky enough to be home to Britain's four largest species of Deer. The largest is the Red Deer, you then have Fallow and Sika which are very similar in size and the smallest of the four is the Roe Deer
At it's widest point, from Net Bay, just south of Balmaha, on the Eastern shore of Loch Lomond to Rossdhu on the west, Loch Lomond is 5 miles wide.
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Loch Lomond and the Trossachs is home to 21 of Scotland's 282 Munro's. Munro's are mountains over 3000ft. The name first came about when Sir Hugh Munro published the Journal of the Scottish Mountaineering Club in 1891.
47, this is the number of miles of the stunning West highland way which passes through the park on its 97 mile journey from Milngavie in the lowlands to Fort William in the highlands.
Loch Lomond is the largest Loch (Lake) in the United kingdom with a surface area of 71 Km square (44 miles square)
The SS Sir Walter Scott Steamship based in at Loch Katrine, is 116 years old and had her maiden voyage way back in the year 1900.
The boundary of Loch Lomond and the Trossachs national park is 220 miles (354 Km's) long. It takes you through some beautiful glens, past lovely Sea Lochs and through some great little towns and villages.
The depth of Britain's largest Loch is a whopping 623ft (190m) This means Loch Lomond is deeper than a lot of the North Sea.
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Ben More, which is located slightly east of Crianlarich along Glen Dochart is the tallest Munro in the National park area, sitting proud at 1174ft
Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park is relatively young. Even though it's Scotland's first, the national park itself is was only created back in 2002.
Loch Lomond was shaped as a result of a glacier during the last Ice age which only ended roughly 13000 years ago.
The population of the area is a small 15600 people. The 2 towns with the largest number of residents are Balloch and Callander.
Millions and Millions
Due to the fact that Loch Lomond and the Trossachs is just an awesome place to visit, millions of people have visited the park area from all over the world and continue to do so each year.
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We provide the areas very first, dedicated daily Tour of Loch Lomond and the Trossachs.
You will have a chance to immerse yourself in the beautiful landscape and really experience the area, on one of our Small Group, Active Sightseeing Tours.
Alternatively you can give us a call on +44 1389 513467
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