Drymen, Loch Lomond

Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park

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This is a personal blog, an excuse to share with you just a few of my photographs taken in Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park. I am based in Drymen so it seemed fitting to start with a picture of the village.

Living and working in Loch Lomond is a real inspiration. I am a photographer and filmmaker and although I often work outside of the park I have spent many happy hours exploring Loch Lomond for work and pleasure.

On other blogs you will find examples of my work in the park for clients including SYHA and Love Loch Lomond, plus examples of my wedding and family photography in the National Park. Also elsewhere I have picked some of my favourite parts of Loch Lomond to blog about. This one though takes you on a tour of all parts of the National Park to give you a flavour of the beauty of its landscapes.

Let’s start with a collection of the impressive gateway signs that welcome you to the National Park, covering entrances at Croftamie, along The Rest & Be Thankful, in Cowal and Tyndrum at the north of the park.

Some of the Gateway Signs to Loch Lomond, welcoming you to the National Park

All of these pictures are available to buy or license if you are interested please get in touch. I hope you enjoy looking at my photographs taken throughout Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park.

Arrochar-Loch-Long

A view over Arrochar and Loch Long

Avenue-Trees-Benmore-Botanic-Gardens

The dramatic avenue of trees at Benmore Botanical Gardens on the Cowal Peninsula.

Loch-Lomond-Aerial-View

An aerial view of Loch Lomond, I took this from a helicopter flying over Gartocharn. The perfect way to see the loch and its islands.

Balmaha-Autumn-View-Bay-Loch-Lomond

Balmaha Bay looking very peaceful and golden with its autumn colours. I think that Loch Lomond in autumn rivals New England and it’s ‘Fall’.

Balmaha-Bay-Loch-Lomond-Misty-Morning-Winter

Another Balmaha view this time in the winter. The still waters and mist makes Inchcailloch Island in the distance look even more magical.

Balmaha-National-Park-Visitor-Centre-Loch-Lomond-Snow

A winter view of The Loch Lomond & The Trossach’s National Park Visitor Centre in Balmaha.

Blairmore-Cowal-Loch-Long

Blairmore Pier on The Cowal Peninsula.

Bluebells-The-Trossachs-Duchray

Bluebells in The Trossachs, I took this photograph at the wonderful Duchray Castle near Aberfoyle

Bracklin-Falls-Callendar-Trossachs

One of my favourite spots, Bracklinn Falls in Callander

Carrick-Castle-Loch-Goil-Argyll

The 15th Century tower of Carrick Castle on the banks of Loch Goil, Argyll.

Conic-Hill-Highland-Fault-Line

Looking down from the top of Conic Hill over Loch Lomond and its islands. This also is the Highland Boundary Fault Line, dividing the Highlands and Lowlands of Scotland.

Cruise-Loch-Lomond-Boat-Trips

Cruise Loch Lomond – (left) a view from one of their pleasure boats & (right) a boat collecting passengers from Luss Pier.

Drymen-Sunset-Winter

Back to Drymen and a winter sunset as seen from the viewpoint in the village with Loch Lomond in the distance.

Dumpling-View-Over-Loch-Lomond-Gartocharn

An excellent view that’s easy to get to see. It’s from the top of ‘The Dumpling’ in Gartocharn.

East-Loch-Lomond-View-From-Ardoch

A similar view to the one above, but this time from Ardoch

East-Side-Loch-Lomond-Road-To-Rowardennan

Milarrochy Beach on the east side of Loch Lomond.

Firkin-Point-Loch-Lomond

The wonderfully named Firkin Point on the west side of Loch Lomond.

Inchcailloch-Island-Bluebells

Inchcailloch Island, the jewel in the crown of Loch Lomond. I took this picture when the island was covered in bluebells.

Inchcailloch-Island-View-Loch-Lomond

This is the view from the top of Inchcailloch Island, taken in autumn.

Kilmaronock-Church-Loch-Lomond

Away from the water, but not far this is Kilmarnock Church, between Drymen and Gartocharn.

Lake-Of-Menteith-Island-Daffodils

Inchmahome Priory on an island on the Lake of Menteith

Loch-Ard-Trees-To-The-Loch

Loch Ard in the Trossachs, near Aberfoyle

Loch-Ard-Trossachs-Boat

Another view of Loch Ard in The Trossachs

Loch-Lomond-Ben-Lomond-Maid-Of-The-Loch

The view from Drumkinnon Tower at Loch Lomond Shores. In the foreground you can see The Maid of The Loch Paddle Steamer with Ben Lomond in the distance.

Loch-Lomond-Views

Loch Lomond looks stunning in the autumn, the picture on the left was taken at Milton of Buchanan. On the right is the waterfall at The Inversnaid Hotel.

Luss-Church-Loch-Lomond

Less Church one of the busiest churches in Scotland for weddings.

Luss-Cottages-Loch-Lomond

The beautiful row of cottages on the road to the pier in Luss.

Luss-Golf-Course-Loch-Lomond

A path towards the Loch Lomond Golf Course.

Maid-Of-The-Loch-Paddle-Steamer-Balloch

A close up of Loch Lomond’s last paddle steamer The Maid of The Loch which is being restored at its home just by Loch Lomond Shores in Balloch.

Milarrochy-Bay-Loch-Lomond

Back to Milarrochy Bay, this time in winter.

Milton-Of-Buchanan-Church-Loch-Lomond

Milton of Buchanan Church in Autumn.

Rest-And-Be-Thankful

Mentioned on many travel updates The Rest & Be Thankful.

Rob-Roys-Cave-Loch-Lomond

Rob Roy’s Cave, near Inversnaid, with its helpful sign to locate it.

Rowardennan-Memorial-Loch-Lomond

The Memorial at Rowardennan

Spring-Benmore-Botanical-Gardens

Spring at Benmore Botanical Gardens in Cowal.

Timber-Jill-Aberfoyle-Trossachs

The Timber Jill Statue at Aberfoyle

Tom-Weir-Statue-Balmaha-Unveiling

Finally, The Tom Weir Statue at Balmaha, taken during the unveiling ceremony.

Further Reading

You may also like to read other related blogs, including my work for tourism group Love Loch Lomond, plus pictures and words about Balmaha. You can also see a video that I produced for SYHA filmed in Rowardennan and have a look at some of Scotland’s Best Loch Side Wedding Venues.

About Me:

I am a Family Portrait & Wedding Photographer, I also create photography and video for business offering on-line content and marketing support. I run regular introduction to photography training courses, ideal if you you want to learn how your camera works and take better photographs. I am based in Loch Lomond and work throughout Scotland including Glasgow, Stirling and Edinburgh. See more at my website – www.paulsaundersphotography.com or call me on 01360 661029.

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