I took a short trip to Glasgow from 31 October to 1 November since it was my reading week. But I wanted to go to the countryside, so remaining in Glasgow wasn’t enough. I decided to go to Loch Lomond for a trek in the autumn weather.
Loch Lomond is a really big area, but the main way to get there is to take a train to Balloch. The ride lasted 50mins from Glasgow Queen Street train station. After getting off the train, all you need to do is cross the bridge over River Leven and the entrance is on the left.
The trek to Balloch Castle takes around 20-30mins. You could chose to trek much further than that, but I decided to remain around that area. On a splendid autumn day with clear weather, you will see picturesque scenery like these:
This is one of the most beautiful places I have ever trekked in. The trial was easy to follow, weather was not too cold and a lot of people brought their dogs along. I got to play with quite a few of the dogs and their owners were really friendly. As a dog lover, this brightened my experience tenfold.
In the end, I spent 3-4h trekking around Loch Lomond. I highly recommend anyone who wants a taste of the Scottish countryside but not keen to travel too far up (e.g. Isle of Skye/Mull/Arran) to pay Loch Lomond a visit. There is also a mall (Loch Lomond Shores) nearby that has nice eateries and shops mainly selling clothing, shoes and accessories. And this mall is situated right at the lake so you still have a great view of Loch Lomond.