New waterbus route starts on Loch Lomond

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The Loch Lomond Waterbus service has expanded - opening up new opportunities for visitors exploring the islands and surroundings of the world-famous loch.

The new Waterbus route will go between Loch Lomond Shores in Balloch to Inchmurrin and then on to Inchcailloch, giving people the opportunity to explore two of Loch Lomond’s most popular islands.

The new route, run by Clyde Cruises is only 50 minutes by train from Glasgow to where the sailing take place in Balloch.

Thd new service will open up the National Park and not only provides an excellent way to see Loch Lomond, bu is also a great choice for those who are looking to visit the surrounding area.

You can also travel from Glasgow directly to Arrochar/Tarbet by train and after a short 10 minute walk to Tarbet pier, be able to explore the most northern parts of Loch Lomond by Waterbus. Both options are an excellent choice for walkers and cyclists.

The service between Ardlui and Ardleish provides access to points along the West Highland Way making it a great option for those wishing to walk or cycle part of the long distance route. In addition, there’s increased frequency of the service between Luss and Balmaha providing more opportunities to explore Conic Hill and the Millennium Trail, which are popular trails.

For those wanting to explore beyond Loch Lomond you can take the Waterbus to Inversnaid and from there walk or cycle (on hilly terrain) to Stronachlachar. From there you can embark on a sail on beautiful Loch Katrine - made famous by Sir Walter Scott’s poem The Lady of the Lake – or cycle, on relatively flat terrain, around the north of the loch.

Mairi Bell, head of tourism for Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park, said: “We are thrilled to be opening this new Waterbus route today.”

For further information on attractions and activities in the National Park including walks, cycle routes and Waterbus services visit www.lochlomond-trossachs.org