LochLomondShores

Loch Lomond Shores

Loch Lomond Shores is Scotland’s most spectacular visitor destination, combining the beautiful environment with an outstanding mixture of leisure and shopping experiences overlooking the majesty of Loch Lomond at Balloch.

Nearest Railway Station

Balloch, at the foot of Loch Lomond. Regular trains from Glasgow at about 30 minute intervals.

Arriving by Foot

This route is mainly traffic free and starts just across the road from the Rail Station. On leaving the station, the Visitor Centre can be seen across the road in a fine old stone building. Worth a visit to gather information on local facilities. Just along from the Visitor Centre a road bridge crosses the river. Before the bridge, turn left, go through the car park and join the wide footpath that runs close to the river to Loch Leven. On reaching the loch vicinity, one can either turn right to go to the Maid of the Loch steam ship or carry straight onto the Shores retail and leisure complex.

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Loch Lomond Shores from Balloch Station – walking route

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Nearby Walking Routes

A wide range of walking routes start off from, or pass by, Loch Lomond Shores. These range from gentle woodland and loch-side walks to demanding hill and mountain walks. Several long-distance walking routes come close to Loch Lomond including the West Highland Way, John Muir Way, Rob Roy Way, Cowal Way and Three Lochs Way.

Arriving by Bike

This route is mainly traffic free and starts just across the road from the Rail Station. On leaving the station, the Visitor Centre can be seen across the road in a fine old stone building. Worth a visit to gather information on local facilities. Just along from the Visitor Centre a road bridge crosses the river. Before the bridge, turn left, go through the car park and join the wide footpath that runs close to the river to Loch Leven. On reaching the loch vicinity, one can either turn right to go to the Maid of the Loch steam ship or carry straight onto the Shores retail and leisure complex.

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Loch Lomond Shores from Balloch Station – cycle route

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Nearest cycle parking

There are cycle racks at the east end of the shopping mall, next to the children’s Fun Fair.

Cycle carriage on trains

The trains that serve Balloch are generally do not have dedicated cycle storage and the wheelchair space may be used if free. Alternatively, cycles can be parked in the vestibule space at the train doors.

Nearby Cycle Routes

Loch Lomond Shores gives access to several cycle routes and the sign-posted route to Luss follows a quiet loch-side road with traffic free sections to the village of Luss and beyond. Lovely highland scenery all around with views across the loch to the mountain of Ben Lomond.

Arriving by Bus

Buses 1 or 1A from Glasgow Central Station.

This information was believed to be correct at the date of publication of this website, 23 June 2015. We would encourage users of the site to check the public transport information presented above before setting off.