5 Things I would have done differently at Loch Lomond

 

My first ever visit to Loch Lomond, a fantastic weekend with great company. We packed a huge amount of activities in. You can read about them on my previous post Here.

Here are 5 things I would have done differently at Loch Lomond.

1. Not picked a cheap festival tent to spend the weekend in


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Although at least our tent was coloured to match to countries national drink, Irn-Bru. A larger tent would have given us a little more room for storage!

2. Wear a wetsuit for SUP on Loch Lomond


August in Scotland is still Baltic! 13 degrees and falling into the UK's deepest lake is not that great! Wear a wetsuit and keep warm, unlike me who thought shorts and a vest would be suitable.  

3. Do an Island Explorer rather than circular cruise and explore Inchcailloch island

For the same price you can jump off the cruiser and explore the island and grab a later cruise back to the shore at Luss. 

Search for Loch Lomond cruises to book your place online. 

4. Walk more of the west highland way

The West Highland Way is a beautiful route to take. We only took a short walk along the path from Balmaha to Milirochay Bay and these views here were amazing! I can only wonder what you could see if better travelled along the path.

5. Try Wild Camping 


Scotland is the wild camping capital of the UK, with many places allowing you to pitch up and light campfires as you please then why not? 

I would stay at Millarochy Bay pictured above, here you have a beautiful wild spot where you can wild camp on the east shore of Loch Lomond, with a car park and public facilities just a stones throw away from the shore. 

You can make the best of both worlds, if you want to try wild camping without the too wild parts. 

Where have you wild camped before in Scotland? Where would you advise to stay? 

Thank you for reading.

Stay Wild.

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