LOCH LOMOND, FIRTH OF CLYDE & CLYDE ISLANDS IS A HUGELY SCENIC AREA PACKED WITH OPPORTUNITY FOR OUTDOOR FUN. IT’S PROXIMITY TO GLASGOW AND EXCELLENT TRANSPORT LINKS MEANS YOU CAN SEEK OUT WEST COAST WATER ADVENTURES FOR A DAY, A WEEKEND OR MUCH, MUCH LONGER – THERE’S SO MUCH TO SEE AND EXPERIENCE HERE.
With the option of a short train journey and direct ferry connections from Glasgow, you can easily visit the isles of Arran, Bute and Cumbrae and the Cowal Peninsula. Or simply explore the Clyde coastline and Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park at your own pace. Whether you fancy a spontaneous fix of time out or you’re planning a longer journey, you’ll find what you need exploring these shores. Choose from island adventures, promenade seaside towns, trips on the water and fabulous beaches, or get out on the hills for some of the most dramatic panoramic views imaginable.
The fact this region is so easy to get to doesn’t in any way diminish the drama of the landscape and coastal wonders you’ll encounter. Festivals and events take place throughout the year, so check the diary before you travel. And don’t miss the wonderful historic gardens and stately homes dotted along the coastline and the exceptional choice of cafés, pubs and restaurants that are packed with coastal character.
Loch Lomond, Firth of Clyde & Clyde Islands are part of West Coast Waters 2020 and consists of the Isles of Arran, Bute and Cumbrae, the Cowal Peninsula, the Clyde Sea Lochs, the Ayrshire Coast, the Firth of Clyde and Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park.
Take time out from your daily routine with ease, or plan an action-filled break to visit our amazing lochs, islands, and seaside towns. This area is so close to central Scotland that there’s no reason not to allow yourself the time to immerse your senses and to do it all by public transport. Start by exploring the websites below to search out your next West Coast Waters experience.