Pictures of Loch Lomond and Scotland's new National Park.
This picture shows Loch Arklet which lies in the heart
of MacGregor country near Inversnaid on the shores of
Loch Lomond. The Trossachs is in the centre of the newly
created Loch Lomond National Park, a glorious area of
Scotland. The level of Loch Arklet was raised by the building
of a dam, erected to supply Glasgow with water in the
early part of the twentieth century. As you travel along
the shore of Arklet you will pass Corriearklet Farm where
Rob Roy was married. Dropping down to Inversnaid , you
might well think of the task that the builders of the
S.S. Sir Walter Scott had, when after transporting the
pre-fabricated ship from Dumbarton by barge, up Loch Lomond
to Inversnaid, the ship was then taken overland to Stronachlachar
on Loch Katrine, there to be re assembled. It was launched
in the Spring of 1900.
A lovely walk from Stronachlacher to the northern head
of the Loch will see you at Glengyle House where Rob Roy
At the heart of the area is the the village of Aberfoyle
and from here there are plenty of choices to make during
your visit. Take a trip to see the only lake in Scotland
at Lake Of Mentieth over the Dukes Pass to have a sail
on the aforementioned Sir Walter Scott and a round of
golf at the scenic course of Aberfoyle.
The area has plenty more to offer other than history
and youngsters can enjoy a variety of sports including
mountain biking and sailing.