Out & About

 Loch Lomond village scene 2The village of Drymen is home to a number of traditional Scottish pubs, including The Clachan, the oldest licensed pub in Scotland, and The Drymen Inn. The latter has popular live music evenings. Both provide excellent evening meal menus.

A little further afield, Duck Bay Marina on the west shore of the loch, or The Oak Tree in Balmaha both offer loch-side dining. Cameron House Hotel is currently closed following the fire in December 2017.

Loch Lomond

Loch Lomond

The jewel in our local crown is, undoubtedly, Loch Lomond. The Queen of Scot’s lakes. Scotland’s largest inland waterway, the Loch offers many amenities from the sedate to the fast paced. Why not take a boat trip from Balmaha to the island of Inchcailloch or many boat trips are available from Balloch (8 miles away) to explore the Loch under the majestic shadow of Ben Lomond. The village of Luss on the western shore of the loch is also worth a visit.

For those of you who fancy a wee dram, Glengoyne Distillery is only a few miles from Drymen and offers a first class visitor experience, including a tour of the facility and a whisky tasting at the end!

West Highland Way

Loch Lomond

Loch Lomond

The West Highland Way was Scotland’s first long distance path. The 154km (96 miles) route starts at Milngavie (north of Glasgow) passes through Mugdock Country Park, follows the shores of Loch Lomond, passing Ben Lomond, through Glen Falloch and Strathfillan, crossing Rannoch Moor, past Buachaille Etive Mor to the head of Glencoe, climbing the Devil’s Staircase, descending to sea level to cross the River Leven at the head of Loch Leven before entering Lairigmor and Glen Nevis and finishes at Gordon Square in Fort William.

Depending how energetic you are the walk can be done in a few days right up to over a week. For most walkers, assuming you start in Milngavie and do the path in a Northerly direction, Drymen lies at the end of your first day’s walk.

For more information – www.west-highland-way.co.uk or visit one of our partner walking companies:

Absolute Escapes

Macs Adventure

Northwest Walks

Mickledore Walking Holidays

Gemini Walks

Rob Roy Way

A seven day walk across the Southern Highlands taking in some of the most beautiful countryside in Scotland. Starting from Drymen it goes north east to finish in Pitlochry. The Way is 79 or 92 miles – 127 or 148Km dependent on route choice. The route is way-marked from 2012.

For more information – www.robroyway.com

Go Ape

Welcome to Drymen SignGo Ape is Scotland’s no.1 forest adventure! Based near Aberfoyle, it is only a short car journey from Drymen.

“Our tree top adventure uses a unique Go Ape recipe; Breathtaking scenery; smattering of tree-top wires, crossings & wind-in-your-face zip wires; finished off with a dose of people in search of their inner Tarzan.

We kit people out, give them a safety briefing and training and let them out into the forest canopy, free to swing in the trees. Of course, instructors are always on hand. The result is spectacular.”

Stirling Castle

Stirling Castle is a great symbol of Scottish national pride. Knights, nobles and foreign ambassadors once flocked to the Royal Court at Stirling Castleto revel in the castle’s grandeur.

A place of power, beauty and history, discover the favoured residence of Scotland’s Kings andQueens!

For more information: www.stirlingcastle.gov.uk


Once the industrial powerhouse of Scotland, Glasgow has seen a renaissance in recent years and now offers a fantastic range of bars and restaurants as well as a shopping offer that rivals London for it’s breadth and range of retail outlets.  There are many museums that reflect Glasgow’s colourful past and we look forward to Glasgow hosting the Commonwealth Games

For more information: www.seeglasgow.com

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