The Three Lochs Way links the freshwater Loch Lomond with the sea lochs of Gare Loch and Loch Long in four stages. Views of these three bodies of water are never far away and walkers can also look out over the Forth of Clyde during the section from Balloch to Helensburgh.
Starting at Balloch the route swaps gentle landscapes for dramatic mountains and crags as it crosses the Highland Boundary Fault which runs east from Helensburgh, separating the Scottish Highlands with the Lowlands. The route then hugs Glen Fruin, passes on the eastern side of Loch Long and goes through the woodland of Glen Loin to arrive at Inveruglas.
Walkers won’t fail to miss views of the ‘Arrochar Alps’ in the latter stage of the south to north route at the head of Loch Long and can also marvel at the architectural majesty of Charles Rennie Macintosh’s Hill House, a National Trust for Scotland property, in Helensburgh.
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Recent Improvement Project Phase 1 has delivered iPhone and Android mobile phone apps, 3 information panels, 26 signposts and 4 self closing gates, renewed a footbridge and produced the official TLW guidebook - not bad for £29,000. It's a great route!
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