Sunday, 12 April 2015

Loch Lomond Part 1: Along the Western Shore

Ben Lomond and Loch Lomond
Tarbet, Loch Lomond

Loch Lomond

Loch Lomond

Loch Lomond

Luss, Loch LomondGorse by Loch Lomond
Loch Lomond
Loch Lomond


This space has been a bit neglected recently, since all of last week was entirely uneventful and then I had a friend staying for all of this week. But enough with the excuses! I've had a lovely week with my friend from back home and we really made the most of our days. Aside from exploring Glasgow, we also visited both Edinburgh and Loch Lomond. I had never been to Loch Lomond before, so I'm really chuffed I finally got to see it. 

On Wednesday morning, we took the train up to Tarbet, near the Northern shore of Loch Lomond. We had sensible shoes on, our rucksacks were filled with provisions and we were ready to explore. Amateur hikers as we are, we optimistically thought that we would be able to walk all the way to Balloch on the most Southern shore, which according to Google maps would take about five hours. The walk was lovely - the sun was shining and the scenery was incredibly stunning. However, after five hours we had come about halfway and had reached the village of Luss, which is the first village in the photos. Five more hours of walking didn't feel very realistic, so we decided to take a bus from Luss to Balloch, which you can see in the second to last photo. In Balloch, we had booked a room in a cute wee B&B (the last photo is our room and the view from our window). After getting the keys, leaving our bags and resting for a while, we strolled around for a bit in the village, bought a few things for a picnic dinner from the nearest supermarket and then had an early night.

Have you ever gone hiking? 

Love, Mimmi.