The Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park was established in July 2002 to conserve and enhance 720 sq miles (1,865 sq km) of some of the finest scenery in Scotland.
The Park Authority also has the duty to promote the enjoyment of the area and support the economic and social interests of the local community.
The National Park feels worlds apart from the bustle of city life. Yet it is less than an hour’s drive from Glasgow and not much more from Edinburgh. A place of contrasts, it covers four distinctly different and special areas:
- Loch Lomond, the largest expanse of freshwater in Great Britain and the centrepiece of the Park.
- The Trossachs, wild glens and sparkling lochs between Callander and Aberfoyle.
- Breadalbane, the high country of the north, with some of Scotland’s finest Munros, Ben Lui, Ben Challum, Ben More and Ben Vorlich.
- The Argyll Forest of the Cowal peninsula watched over by the Arrochar Alps and bordered by sea lochs.
The Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park has a duty to:
- Conserve and enhance the natural and cultural heritage;
- Promote the sustainable use of the natural resources of the area;
- Promote understanding and enjoyment of the area; and
- Promote the sustainable social and economic development of the communities of the area
The National Park Rangers are a source of advice and help, and can be contacted at the address and number below:
Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park Authority
Tel. 01389 722600
Fax. 01389 722633