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The Villages and Towns of The Trossachs and Loch Lomond
Loch Goil and the ruins of Carrick Castle
 

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Below are links to the main Lochs in the National Park.
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Loch Achray in Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park Loch Ard in Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park Loch Arklet in the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park Loch Chon in the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park Loch Dochart in the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park Loch Earn in the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park Loch Goil in the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park click to return to lochs home page
Loch Katrine in the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park Loch Lomond in the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park Loch Long in the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park Loch Lubnaig in the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park The Lake of Menteith in the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park Loch Venachar in the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park Loch Voil in the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park

Loch Goil

Loch Goil's Dimensions:8 km long, 1.6km wide and 85m deep

Road Access for Loch Goil: Via the B829 (from A83)

Loch Goil, situated in the Cowal area, is a steep-sided fjord type sea loch that branches off Loch Long which is sourced by the river Clyde. It is surrounded by hills and mountains of the Arrochar Alps and can be accessed from the Rest & Be Thankful pass via a 6 mile single track road called Gleann Mor, or from Loch Fyne through Hells Glen. The small village of Lochgoilhead sits at the northern end of Loch Goil. This is also where the Goil River flows into the loch, coming from nearby Ben Donich and Beinn Bheula. 5 miles down the road, sitting on a rock at the side of the loch, you can find Carrick Castle. Its ruins date back to the 14th century and are worth a visit.

 

There are several walks leading to the castle and around the loch and also through the beautiful Argyll Forest Park. Many visitors also enjoy hiking up the mountains which offer stunning views of the loch and the whole area. For the more adventurous the Lochgoilhead Centre and the Ardroy Outdoor Education Centre offer activities such as canoeing, abseiling, archery and mountain biking. For those arriving by boat, the Carrick Castle Boat Club has some visitor moorings that can be booked in advance. Boats can also be hired from local providers such as D.M. Auto-Marine boat hire and Loch Goil Cruisers Motor Boat Hire. The Loch Goil Watersports Club is organising activities throughout the season and it is possible to apply for a temporary membership.

 

With its depth of 85m, Loch Goil is a deep water mud bottomed loch, which offers good fishing opportunities. Fishing is available free of charge all year and can be done either from a boat or the shore. Fishing can also be undertaken at the Goil River during summer (June – October). Here permits are needed which can be purchased from the Lochgoilhead post office.

 

Loch Goil has a rich wildlife which can be spotted from the loch and also ashore. There are ducks, gannets, cormorants, oystercatchers, herons and porpoises but also seals in and around the loch and deer can be found on the hills.

Activity Providers near Loch Goil
Lochgoilhead Outdoor Centre Portavadie Marina & Leisure Complex on Loch Fyne  

 

Nearby villages & Towns to Loch Goil:
Lochgoilhead | Inveraray | Arrochar

 

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Below are links to the main Lochs in the National Park.
To return to the LOCHS ENTRY page click on the map image.
Loch Achray in Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park Loch Ard in Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park Loch Arklet in the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park Loch Chon in the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park Loch Dochart in the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park Loch Earn in the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park Loch Goil in the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park click to return to lochs home page
Loch Katrine in the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park Loch Lomond in the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park Loch Long in the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park Loch Lubnaig in the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park The Lake of Menteith in the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park Loch Venachar in the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park Loch Voil in the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park

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