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Old 01 October 2011, 06:25   #1
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Visit to loch lomond

went to loch lomond yesterday as we had a small window of decent weather so only managed a few hours but well worth it.

launched from balloch memorial slipway at the ranger station for 15 (or pay 55 for season), excellent facilities available and a car park designed for car/trailer combo with eyes concreted in for chains, although i did not i was only one that locked my trailer up :-)

note the fish spotted-the entire loch seems to have a very healthy fish supply as there was always a decent amount on the finder. makes a change from what i usually see on the clyde.
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Old 01 October 2011, 06:31   #2
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Old 01 October 2011, 07:31   #3
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launched from balloch memorial slipway at the ranger station for 15 (or pay 55 for season),
i believe the fee is voluntary as they have not the proper authority to charge for a public asset
Saying that i to paid this year
good photos weather looks good
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i believe the fee is voluntary as they have not the proper authority to charge for a public asset
Saying that i to paid this year
good photos weather looks good
that was not mentioned-they did mention an additional voluntary fee but i was too busy tbh to listen to the girl as i was making up the registration boards as to what it was.

be interested to know if it is indeed legal or not but tbh the facilities there now are worth 55 quid a year IMO so no problems from me either way.

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the only probs with the site and Balloch no where to moor for a stop ashore it would not have been to much expense to add a few visitor pontoons as its always a rush getting launched and out of the way of others
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i think it is fair to say doug that is a failing on the loch in general?

i don't know if it is any different from when you were last there but there is quite a lot of pontoon you can get in the water and get ready to go from. certainly couldn't stay there for hours though.

i guess they look at it that if they can have a visitor pontoon then they can charge someone to tie alongside it 2 grand a year.....money rules as they say.

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My friend Peter (from switzerland) was staying at Ardlui for 6 weeks and found it hard to stop and go ashore for any length of time at both Balloch and Balmaha He coverered over 2000km in his ribcraft during his stay
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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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Fantastic pictures.

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Went up there for a wedding a couple of weeks ago ........









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