image description

Love Loch Lomond Towns & Villages: Drymen

Drymen resident and business owner Paul Saunders tells us more about the delightful village of Drymen in this guest blog.

As a resident of Drymen I am used to seeing many cyclists and walkers in the village, some passing through, others stopping for the night. Drymen is well positioned, accurately described as the gateway to the east side of Loch Lomond.

The National Number 7 Cycle Route passes through the village, as does the iconic West Highland Way walk. The Rob Roy Challenge starts in the village and the John Muir Way runs just south of Drymen.

This year thanks to organisations including Love Loch Lomond, things have got even better. This summer saw the arrival of a new cycle path, which when fully finished will connect Drymen with the villages of Balmaha and Croftamie.

Another recent initiative has been a new Drymen Paths leaflet featuring 8 paths of varying lengths, mapping out the walks that all start and end in the Village Square. This leaflet is available from Drymen Library for £1, or downloadable here.

As well as the serious walkers and cyclists on a longer mission, there are many people looking for a short walk or cycle, and Drymen offers them easy access to some spectacular scenery. The village has free parking and some good local businesses to stock up with ahead of a mini adventure.

The new cycle path is particularly exciting. A four-mile cycle to Balmaha could include a meal at The Oak Tree Inn (where there are cycle racks provided by Love Loch Lomond) before the opportunity to jump on a Water Bus (with your bike - seasonally operated) and head over to the village of Luss.

Cycling on these paths is so much safer than the roads and if you haven’t got a bike you can even hire one by the hour or day at Drymen’s new Peloton Bike Shop

Discover more about Drymen and other towns and villages on our Destination page.

Keep up to date with events and news on the Love Loch Lomond Blog and What’s On or why not sign up for our newsletter via the home page?

comments powered by Disqus