Canoe trip on Loch Lomond


Canoeists on Loch Lomond

This evening I am reprising a canoeing venture on Loch Lomond led by Scot of SD Adventures. 

After meeting in Luss and departing from Aldochlay we embarked on a trip paddling around a group of islands including Inchconnachan, Inchcruin and Inchtavannach.

We spent time on Inchconnachan seeking the small colony of wallabies there, but without success. However, we were rewarded with woodland walks, an intriguing derelict summer house containing art work on the walls and patches of wild blueberries.(NB: In 2022 Inchconnachan Island was purchased by TV presenter Kirsty Young with plans to develop the site into an eco-retreat.)

The trip was undertaken in temperatures of around 30 C/90 F which are unusual for Scotland. These high temperatures enhanced the appeal of the many sandy beaches bordering the loch which had attracted a large number of visitors.

Final point of interest was a statue of ‘Wee Peter’ on a plinth in the water near Aldlochay. This piece of sculpture dates from 1890 and was erected by a stonemason who had grown up in the area.

After conclusion of the trip some of the group, including the writer, were able to avail of of a swim in the relatively warm waters at Luss.


Aldochlay Cottage, Loch Lomond

Aldochlay, Loch Lomond

Doune Hill, Loch Lomond.

Loch Lomond View

View from Inchconnachan Island, Loch Lomond.

Woodland, Inchconnachan Island, Loch Lomond

Abandoned Sawmill, Inchconnachan, Loch Lomond

Art work in derelict Summer House, Inchconnachan, Loch Lomond

Derelict Summer House, Inchconnachan, Loch Lomond

Art work, Inchconnachan,Loch Lomond.

Wild Blueberries, Inchconnachan Island, Loch Lomond

Loch Lomond, Scotland

Canoeing Group, Loch Lomond.

Boat Encounter, Loch Lomond

Patch of Water Lilies, Loch Lomond.

Derelict House, Loch Lomond.

Loch Lomond Fisherman.

‘Wee Peter’ Statue, Loch Lomond


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