The map below shows the location of each village/town within The National Park.
Balloch at the south end of Loch Lomond, is the HQ of The National Park. Balloch offers many activities such as water sports, loch cruises, golf, shopping, and sightseeing. The small town is the main gateway to the National Park as it has good public transport access from Glasgow and a regular bus service along the west shores of Loch Lomond up to the village of Tyndrum and even further to Fort William.
Other gateway villages are Aberfoyle and Callander both attracting many thousands of visitors every year due to the range of services available, the spectacular scenery and the miles of walking and cycling routes in the Loch Ard and Loch Achray Forests. You will find some fine pubs and restaurants and a good selection of shops as well as plenty of accommodation and campsites.
The West Highland Way long distance walk is 96 miles (151km) long and runs from Milngavie in the North of Glasgow to Fort William. Much of the route passes through The Trossachs along the east shore of Loch Lomond. Each year more than 70,000 walkers walk this route.
The Rob Roy Way is another popular long distance walk and passes the Southern Highlands along beautiful countryside and historical villages. It starts from the village of Drymen and passes Aberfoyle, Callander, Strathyre, Killin and some other villages until it reaches Pitlochry after 92 miles (148 km).
The National Cycle Route 7 is a long distance cycle route from Calistle to Inverness and passes through the forests of Loch Ard and Loch Achray as well as through many of the Villages such as Gartmore, Drymen, Aberfoyle and Callander. This route is partly on forest tracks and quiet country roads and is a challenging route in places but has spectacular scenery for most of the route.