The Three Lochs Way

The Walking Gateway to Argyll and Bute

And a Great Trail* linking Loch Lomond, The Gareloch and Loch Long

Gentle pastoral landscapes around Balloch are gradually replaced by the scenic drama of mountain, crag and loch as the the Three Lochs Way crosses the Highland Boundary Fault and heads towards the mountains of the Southern Highlands. With Loch Lomond, The Gareloch and Loch Long as recurrent scenic backdrops, the Three Lochs Way takes you on a fascinating journey through place and time as it links a necklace of communities strung along the Clyde Sea Lochs fringe of Scotland’s first national park.

Rarely rising above 250 metres, the route's 55 kilometres (34 miles) can easily be walked in 3 to 4 days and with the West Highland railway line never far away, it also offers plenty of options for people seeking shorter day walks. Total ascent is approximately 1,000 metres.

Three Lochs Way


Three Lochs Way images and text provided courtesy of Helensburgh and District Access Trust and Lomond Guides.

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