Scotland Part 5
Today I will introduce a very nice natural site in Scotland: The Loch Lomond
It is in the centre of the country and for this it is often considered to be a natural boundary between the Lowlands and the Highlands. The Loch Lomond is not far from Glasgow so you can go by train, which is quite cheap and very comfortable. I’ve been there with one of my Erasmus Friend called Yufei. The Loch forms part of the Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park established in 2002. It is the largest lake in Great Britain by surface area. Loch Lomond is not the most popular because many people mainly know about the Loch Ness for the legend of the Loch Ness Monster. Before going to Scotland, I didn’t know about this place but after visiting it I really recommend it for all lovers of Alba 😉
The loch contains many islands, including Inchmurrin, the largest freshwater island in the British Isles. The loch is surrounded by hills including Ben Lomond on the eastern shore, which is 974 metres (3,196 ft) in height and the most southerly of the Scottish Munro peaks. A 2005 poll of Radio Times readers voted Loch Lomond as the sixth greatest natural wonder in Britain.
Loch Lomond is home to many photo lovers as it offers stunning landscapes
Well I guess I’m one of those photo lovers too ^^
There are many restaurants and shops around the Loch, but I was more attracted by the landscapes and the fresh air and water around!
Loch Lomond is one of Scotland's premier boating and watersports venues, with visitors enjoying activities including kayaking, Canadian canoeing, paddle boarding, wakeboarding, water skiing and wake surfing. You have also the choice to practice Land-based activities like Golf or Camping.
You can visit the amazing boat called The Maid of the Loch which was the last paddle steamer built in Britain. Built on the Clyde in 1953, she operated on Loch Lomond for 29 years. She is now being restored at Balloch pier by the Loch Lomond Steamship Company, a charitable organisation, supported by West Dunbartonshire Council.
As the landscapes are amazing from the top of the boat, don’t hesitate to take pictures and express your creativity!
Hope you enjoyed this chapter!
See you next time!