When to Visit Loch Lomond
Loch Lomond: A Destination for all Seasons
Loch Lomond in Spring
Spring brings not only longer days in the Loch Lomond area, but also the perfect opportunity to get out and enjoy them. Find a trail for a family walk, or hire bikes for Loch Lomond views. Discover our wildlife and wild flowers. While away the day on the riverbank or loch-side with a fishing rod. Golf, riding, quad biking, zip wires – we have it all!
Loch Lomond in Summer
Loch Lomond and the Clyde Sea Lochs which stretch north from the Firth of Clyde are perfect for visiting in all seasons, but in Summer look out for Highland scenery, blue lochs, green forests, great local food and lovely gardens, plus wildlife including red deer and golden eagles; short and long walks including the West Highland Way, Scotland's first National Park and lots of inspiring views. Summer is the best time of year for local festivals including food, drink and music - such as the Lomond Folk Music Festival - and you can visit Scottish Highland Games including the Luss Highland Gathering or Loch Lomond Highland Games, both celebrated in July. Why not visit our Events page to check out local festivals and events?
Loch Lomond in Autumn
Autumn is a special time in the Loch Lomond area because of the amazing rich colours and tones of the trees and the quality of the light. Perfect for country walks, family days out, leisurely drives and then warming up with some great pub food by an open fire.
Loch Lomond in Winter
Views of Ben Lomond covered in snow are hard to beat. The cold weather gives us plenty of excuses to take shelter in warm and cosy places and spaces, of which there are plenty in and around Loch Lomond. How about a whisky tasting from a local distillery to warm you up? Or Christmas shopping for all kinds of delights at Loch Lomond Shores? And if you really want to celebrate Christmas and bring in the New Year somewhere special, there is no better place than some of our charming country house hotels and inns, with open fires and a warm welcome guaranteed.