Campsie View, 64 Main Street, Drymen, Stirlingshire
Loch Lomond is the largest fresh water Loch in the UK.
The Loch is 24 miles long and five miles wide and at its
deepest point is some 600 feet deep.
On the Loch there are approximately 38 Islands, some
of them inhabited and there is even a Hotel on one,
Loch Lomond must be the worlds most famous Loch and
has been much written about, both in song and verse. The area is renowned for its beauty and tranquility and offers picture postcard views around every corner.
The Loch is crossed by the Highland Boundary Fault and exhibits the physical characteristics of both highland and Lowland Scotland. Some 200 species of birds and over 25% of Britain's wild plants have been recorded in the area.
Ben Lomond, easily accessible from most parts of central
Scotland and offering magnificent views from its summit, is
Scotland’s southernmost ‘Munro’ (mountain over 3,000ft)
and and is probably one of the most climbed hills in
For all its popularity it should not be treated lightly
especially in stormy or wet weather when the unexpected
onset of heavy rain and cloud can find the unwary walker
dangerously close to sheer rock faces and falls .
Drymen is an ideal location for the family cyclist through to
your more adventuress mountain bike enthusiast. The Loch
Lomond area offers great opportunities to visit the hidden
delights of the Scottish country side,with miles of forest
tracks in and around Drymen,cycling enables everyone
easy access to the tranquil sorroundings found in Loch
All ages catered for with childseats available on request
and a number of childrens bikes as well as adult bikes all available on-site.
Buchanan Castle Golf club lies within a forested estate with
trees native to Western Europe, different types Oak, and
soaring Pacific Coast Redwoods. The course lies on a flat
plain, sliced through by the oxbows of the Endrick Water.
To the East and North West, beyond the banks of Loch
Lomond are the beginnings of the Highlands and the
magical mountains of Arthur, Vane, Vorlich, Lui and Ben
The course, designed by James Braid, features many fairways which are framed by two tall trees at around 200 yards, or where the Braid Doglegs start to turn. Simple but insidious, requiring consistent accuracy off the tee.
There are three local tennis courts which are open to
non-members. The nearest of which is Strathendrick
Tennis Club which has 2 blaze tennis courts and is
located just outside the village. This is also home to
the 9-hole Strathendrick Golf Course. Visitors are
welcome on weekdays between the hours of
0am - 3.30 pm
The other two local courts are found in Killearn (5 miles), and Kippen (13 miles).
Loch Lomond is the largest fresh water Loch in Scotland.
As you would expect with its size it holds possibly the
largest variety of fish in Scotland. This ideal habitat provides
great sport for the angler. Salmon and sea trout return
up the River Leven into the Southern reaches of the Loch,
whilst brown and rainbow trout, pike, perch, roach, chub
and dace offer variety for every angler. What more glorious
surrounding could you ask for to practice your sport
Loch Lomond is deemed one of the best locations for pike fishing by the Pike Anglers Club of Great Britain. Other species to be found within the Loch are Perch, Roach, Ruffe. Dace and Powan. The Ruffe which is not a native species is thought to have been introduced by means of live baiting for pike they are an unwelcome visitor having a large appetite for other fishes eggs first found within the Loch in 1982 they are now the most common fish within the Loch.
No permit required for pike/coarse fishing
Bait fishing only (no live bait)
Doune Castle is an imposing Medieval castle in the Stirling
district of central Scotland, sited on a wooded bend where a
tributary joins the River Teith, across a bridge from the
village of Doune. It lies 8 miles (13 km) north-west of Stirling
where the River Teith flows into the River Forth. Upstream,
8 miles (13 km) further north-west the town of Callander
lies at the edge of the Trossachs mountain region of the
Scottish highlands. In 1974 Doune Castle was used as
a film location for the film 'Monty Python and the Holy Grail'.
Stirling Castle is the grandest of Scotland's castles and one
of the most popular visitor attractions in the country.250 feet
above the plain on an extinct volcano, Stirling became the
strategic military key to the kingdom during the 13th and
14th century Wars of Independence and was the favourite
royal residence of many of the Stuart Monarchs. Many
important events from Scotland's past took place at Stirling
Castle, including the violent murder of the eighth Earl of
Douglas by James II in 1452. Stirling Castle played an
important role in the life of Mary Queen of Scots. She spent her childhood in the castle and Mary's coronation took place in the Chapel Royal in 1543.
There are excellent historical displays, a recreation of the 16th century kitchens with sensory and interactive exhibits and the Regimental Museum of the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders which details their eventful history from 1794 to the present.
Cardross Golf Club has one of the best inland golf courses
in the West of Scotland. The current golf course layout
benefited from design changes recommended by James
Braid, which were implemented in 1921. It is a
Championship parkland course, having hosted the Scottish Professional Championship in 1992, which was won by
the Open winner of 1999, Paul Lawrie. The course is built
on a few south facing, gently rolling hills, which look over
the River Clyde. Being south facing and so close to the sea,
the golf course enjoys an early growing season and tends to come into prime condition before all of the other courses in the area. The members also enjoy a Winter season, played mainly on full greens.
The West Highland Way is 152km (95 miles) long. The walk
links Milngavie to Fort William - from the outskirts of
Scotland’s largest city to the foot of its highest mountain,
following the shores of its largest freshwater loch.
It passes from the lowlands, across the Highland Boundary
Fault and on into the Scottish Highlands. Much of the Way
follows ancient and historic routes of communication, and
makes use of:
The drove roads along which highlanders herded their cattle and sheep to market in the lowlands.
Military roads built by troops to help control the Jacobite Clans.
Old coaching roads and disused railway lines from the more recent past.
If you are lucky whilst walking the Way you may also see some of the wildlife of the area. The Feral Goats left behind following the clearances, the magnificent Red Deer and, away over the high tops, soaring Golden Eagles.
Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow is well known for its
architecture, museums and galleries, and excellent
The City was awarded the status of UK City of Architecture
and Design 1999. Its most famous architect is Charles
Rennie Mackintosh of whose work there are numerous
examples in the City.
Museums and art galleries abound in Glasgow, of which the Burrell Collection, the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum and the Gallery of Modern Art should not be missed.
If you would like to do some shopping before returning home, Glasgow may be the place to go. Now generally recognised as second only to London for retail, the City has an easily accessible and excellent shopping centre.
The historical town of Stirling is known as "The Gateway to
the Highlands". The castle, sitting on cliffs above the town,
once guarded the road from the Lowlands to the Highlands
of Scotland. Near Stirling stands the Wallace Monument,
commemorating Sir William Wallace, one of Scotland’s
heroes of past wars with England. Many of his battles were
fought in the Stirling area.