Restaurants near Loch Lomond

Eating Locally & Restaurants Near Loch Lomond

I don’t know about other small seaside towns on the West Coast of Scotland but Helensburgh has no less than 6 award winning restaurants which isn’t bad for a town of 18,000 north of Glasgow. We are truly spoiled for choice here – below are our recommendations.  There’s the number

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Balquidder, Garelochead View down the Gareloch

How do you pronounce Balquidder?

As I stood on the steps of Balquidder with my hand raised to ring the bell after a 7 hour mad dash north to see the property before closing date, I turned and looked across the Gareloch and knew that we were going to buy the house. We had hoped

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The Gruffalo Trail andArkinglas Estate

The Gruffalo Trail and Ardkinglas Estate

First stop on the Gruffalo Trail at the Ardkinglas Estate With so much on this weekend, I had to resort to rock, paper, scissors with my daughter to decide where to go to on Saturday. Having lost (she always starts with a rock and I never remember), we made our

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Munro bagging for beginners. Arrochar Alps from Balquidder

Munro Bagging in Arrochar

I must confess that I am not built for climbing mountains, looking at them incredulously yes but much more than that, very definitely not!  My husband on the other hand is part mountain goat and likes nothing more than climbing so he read the National Trust for Scotland Munro Bagging

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Peaton Hill Nature Reserve

Peaton Hill Conservation Reserve

This is a brilliant walk for toddlers and young children, it’s about a mile in length on dirt track, gravel and duck boards.  All terrain buggies cope well,  I had a Nipper Out n’ About which required no effort to push round. If it’s raining, the gravel path and boardwalk

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