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Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park is one of the most important places in Scotland for nature conservation

The National Park boasts some of the most stunning scenery in the world. From breathtaking mountains and glens, to the vast tranquil beauty of its Lochs. What will you see when you visit?

Fascinating facts

It's an area of extraordinary natural beauty that:

  1. 50% of Scotland’s population lives within an hour’s drive of Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park
  2. is 1,865 sq km (720 sq miles) and has a boundary length of 350km (220 miles)
  3. is home to 15,168 people (2011 census)
  4. features 21 Munros (mountains above 3,000ft), 20 Corbetts (mountains between 2,500ft and 3,000ft), 22 larger lochs, 22 islands and about 50 rivers and large burns
  5. includes Loch Lomond, the largest freshwater loch in Scotland, at the heart of the Park, reaching 24 miles in length and 623 ft / 190m at the deepest point 
  6. with 15 native species, Loch Lomond has more fish species than any other loch in Scotland. These include the powan, a rare freshwater fish found only in Loch Lomond and Loch Eck
  7. is split by The Highland Boundary Fault, which divides the Highlands from the Lowlands, passing through Conic Hill and running across through the islands of Inchcailloch, Torrinch, Creinch, Inchmurrin
  8. contains The Great Trossachs Forest - the UK's largest National Nature Reserve
  9. is crossed by long distance routes - including the West Highland Way and John Muir Way
  10. is home to red squirrels, black grouse, otters, deer, eagles and powan - a rare freshwater fish native to only Loch Lomond and Loch Eck 

You can help protect and conserve the beauty, habitats and wildlife of the area by respecting this special place and following the Scottish Outdoor Access Code.

You do not need to travel far in Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park to drink in the views of a stunning loch or a pretty lochan.

John Mews

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