Spring Events on Loch Lomond and Clyde Sea Lochs
Spring 2014 is an eventful time on Loch Lomond and Clyde Sea Lochs, with some exciting events and new things to see and do, and places to stay.
Loch Lomond activity providers Can You Experience, based at the beach at Loch Lomond Shores, have launched Pedal and Paddle - a new two and a half hour guided biking and canoeing experience which offers some amazing views and the chance to have fun both on land and in the water.
If you're looking for 'glamping' on Loch Lomond, Lomond Woods Holiday Park have launched new unique camping lodge pods, available to book from Friday 4th April. Find more great accommodation for Spring breaks and getaways on our Accommodation page.
If you want to make more of a splash, Loch Lomond Wakeboard re-opens on Friday 4th April, with a brand new base at Ardlui Hotel & Leisure, offering wake boarding, waterski-ing and packages and activities for individuals and groups. Located at the North end of Loch Lomond, Loch Lomond Wakeboard is easily accessible by car on the A82 or by train as the station is only 100 metres away. Call 07545561360 for information or to book your session or visit www.lochlomondwakeboard.com
Whisky lovers will be delighted to hear of the new Story of Oak tour from Auchentoshan Distillery which offers visitors the opportunity to experience the distinctive influence of different casks as well as the impact of age.
Activity operators Wild By Nature have teamed up with Rowardennan Youth Hostel and other local hotels and self catering properties to offer new Wild Adventures - great days out offering guided canoeing, kayaking or other activities, which can include transfers from Glasgow and picnic lunches.
Easter on Loch Lomond includes Cadbury's egg hunts, a Teddy Bear's Picnic, Plays in the Park, daily free fun at Loch Lomond Shores. Enjoy an Easter Fun Day at Achray Forest Lodge in Aberfoyle on Sunday 20th or fresh air and views on a guided Spring walk with the RSPB on Monday 21st. See our What's On listings for details.
Monday 21st April marks the opening of the route of coast to coast walking trail The John Muir Way, in Dunbar, East Lothian, tying in with the 175th anniversary of John Muir’s birth in 2013 and 100th anniversary of his death in 2014. The new route will span a total of 130 miles from Dunbar, East Lothian, to Loch Lomond and the Trossachs, offering some of the most magnificent nature and landscapes of central Scotland, including unrivalled views over Loch Lomond and the distant mountains in its final section from Balloch to Helensburgh on the west coast. Enjoy local John Muir Festival events and the Great Finale on Loch Lomond between Thursday 24th and Saturday 26th April.
April ends with the return of the Glasgow - Loch Lomond Kiltwalk, on Sunday 27th April - always a popular event in the calendar and a chance to raise funds for children's charities in Scotland. This year the walk starts off from the Armadillo and the Hydro at Glasgow's SECC, and finishes at Loch Lomond Shores.
Don't forget to pick up your free copy of the new Love Loch Lomond Spring Guide, due out in early April and available across Glasgow, Loch Lomond and the Clyde Sea Lochs - this covers local events up to July 2014 and includes a handy area map.