Three Lochs Way

A 34¼-mile (55-km) walking route in West Central Scotland, the Three Lochs Way approximately follows the southwestern boundary of the Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park and generally runs parallel to the West Highland Railway Line but at higher elevation. It connects Balloch at the southern end of Loch Lomond, with Helensburgh on the Gare Loch, Tarbert on the western shore of Loch Lomond, Arrochar at the head of Loch Long and finally Inveruglas back on Loch Lomond. The route was promoted by the Helensburgh & District Access Trust in 2010 and fully opened four years later, with the restoration of the Highlandman's Road from Helensburgh to West Kilbride. The Way shares part of its route with the John Muir Way and, to the southeast, connects with the Rob Roy Way and the West Highland Way. At its northern end, a passenger ferry from Inveruglas crosses to Inversnaid and again links to the West Highland Way.

Rolling hills at the south end of the route give way to dramatic mountain landscapes as the path crosses the Highland Boundary Fault into the Southern Highlands. Rarely rising above 250m (820 feet), much of the route follows the contours of the land at elevations between 100 and 200m (330 and 660 feet), and the total ascent is approximately 1500m (4921 feet).

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