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Old 03 October 2011, 10:04   #11
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some video from day-

Loch video

password=lochlomond

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Old 03 October 2011, 17:48   #12
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that proves pretty much the point we have both made. if LL has a failing it is facilities for boats to stop somewhere and get ashore. however it wouldn't stop me from going :-)

is there better scenery in the world!?!

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we've been going to Loch Lomond for best part of 30 years, there are plenty of places to stop, you just need to get away from baloch as there's not much there anyway!
Inchmurrin: hotel with own jetty, good food and beer!
Luss: pier with t shop, good cafe round the corner that does the best take away creme scones
Inchmoan: got to be one of the best beaches in the world to pull up on and have a brew
Rowardennan Hotel: good jetty to tie up at, good food & beer
Inversnaid Hotel: you can get into the harbour past the ferry, again good food & beer
Inveruglas: good pontoons to tie up onto and excellent cafe with hot chocolate to warm you up
Ardlui: what can you say!! fuel on the water, and not expensive considering the effort they must go to to have fuel delivered! got to be the best food and beer on the Loch, a really warm welcome, and well worth the effort of an early start to the day for breakfast, or a late finish if you want a really good evening meal and a late night cruise!!
and that's not to mention all of the beaches etc you can pull up on for a picnic, or to just sit on the boat and watch the wildlife. and if you don't want to do any of that, where better is there to go to just have the best blast you will ever have on a rib on an inland water, you can go from almost one end of the Loch to the other flat out, no one will bother you as long as you don't speed in the slow bits, it's epic!!
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Old 04 October 2011, 06:18   #13
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i think the point was maybe lost-it is difficult to get tied alongside shore side and leave your boat there long term-i.e overnight/couple of days.

the loch has PLENTY of places to tie alongside/beach short term as you have shown above. that is all but a few but certainly a few notable ones there worth a looksy.

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Is there anywhere to camp on the loch?
looks like there are plenty of islands to camp on if its allowed
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Is there anywhere to camp on the loch?
looks like there are plenty of islands to camp on if its allowed
. Yes you can camp on some of the islands & it's free , there is also few camp sites on the east side of the loch as well , I,v stayed on the campsites myself ,all good .
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Wild camping is allowed in Scotland, so you can camp almost anywhere so long as you're courteous - i.e. not in a field where there are animals or growing crops, in view of habitation, in large groups or for more than a few nights. You must also leave no trace of you having been there (no rubbish, bury your crap etc).
A few of us walked the West Highland Way earlier this year and wildcamped most of the time. It was great! LL was my favourite part of the trip.
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i think the point was maybe lost-it is difficult to get tied alongside shore side and leave your boat there long term-i.e overnight/couple of days.

the loch has PLENTY of places to tie alongside/beach short term as you have shown above. that is all but a few but certainly a few notable ones there worth a looksy.

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probably more like i missed the point, nothing new there then

if you are looking for some where to stay, try the Culag b&b, just north of Luss, excellent b&b, own slipway & pontoon & moorings, it's also the seaplane base.

Excellent campsite at Milarrochy Bay, camping & caravan club site, own slipway and some moorings, but I think they are usually taken for the season, but no probs launching each day.

Ardlui is excellent for b&b, own visitor pontoons, launching etc.

Rowardennan Hotel is good, but beware of cost of boating from there: they charge for launch/recovery & moorings, approx 125 per wk for visitors
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Wild camping is allowed in Scotland, so you can camp almost anywhere so long as you're courteous.
Unfortunately this is no longer the case on the east side of loch lomond due to a local bylaw (its not clear why they needed a new law when the "problem" campers were generally breaking existing laws and this wasn't being enforced). I don't think the new law applies on the islands?

As a technical point the right to Wild Camp, enshrined in the Land Reform Act (Scotland) 2003, probably does not apply to a site you have accessed by RIB, since it applies as an adjunct to responsible access rights which does not apply to motorised transport. That said you are very unlikely to have a problem in any quiet/secluded area.
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