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Old 15 February 2013, 16:26   #1
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We have just got to Loch Lomond for a long weekend. Right now Nemanda is in the car park, but all being well will be moored tomorrow by the bridge . We are at Auchenheglish Lodges place is lovely. It's the south part of the loch about 15 mins out of Glasgow

So off tomorrow and Sunday to cruise the loch. Any recommendations for places to go, stop for a pint or three? No driving we can moor at the bridge and walk to the lodge what a good do



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Hi Neil think you've picked a good weekend for it. I pass it often going to the West but never use it prefer the sea! Hadd goes often and Poly and Davie use it frequently you should contact them for the places. I know there are many and you will not be dissapointed as most Hotels have jetties.
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Hi Neil think you've picked a good weekend for it. I pass it often going to the West but never use it prefer the sea! Hadd goes often and Poly and Davie use it frequently you should contact them for the places. I know there are many and you will not be dissapointed as most Hotels have jetties.
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Cheers jambo. Sea for us too most of the time. Wedding anniversary this weekend can't fault Amanda, she gets a posh lodge I get a mooring and a few scoops with no currents or waves lol, all I need to do now is avoid rocks and work out where the speed limits are before plod gets us

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Cheers jambo. Sea for us too most of the time. Wedding anniversary this weekend can't fault Amanda, she gets a posh lodge I get a mooring and a few scoops with no currents or waves lol, all I need to do now is avoid rocks and work out where the speed limits are before plod gets us

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Just make sure you have a England rugby top on I'm sure you will be made welcome
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Just make sure you have a England rugby top on I'm sure you will be made welcome

Neil's not that stupid If he did he would be swimming with the fishies
Anyway with a name like that I am sure he has some Celtic blood in him
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The oak tree inn at balmaha is a nice wee place to go for some refreshments. It's on the east side. On the west there is luss and up the top end is Ardlui. Scott that runs the place is a top bloke. Enjoy.
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Neil, hope you have a great time.

Would love to go there myself but it seems harder trying to convince my lot than the work it takes to get there
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The restaurant/bar on Inchmurrin is nice. Pubs up the west side to consider are The Lodge on Loch Lomond at Luss, the Inverbeg at Inverbeg, the Tarbet Hotel at Tarbet, The Ardlui Hotel at Ardlui. On the east side the Inversnaid Hotel is a nice place and as already mentioned, the Oak Tree Inn at Balmaha (straight across the loch from you) is a nice wee place.
If you go to the head of the Loch and manage to get moored try a visit to the Drovers Inn at Inverarnan, its a bit of a distance up the River Falloch. Nice traditional Inn with a lovely open fire.

For scenic cruises a run through the narrows between Inchtavannach and Inchconnachan is nice with some lovely wee bays for mooring in. The head (North) of the loch is by far the most scenic area and best seen from the water. It's to be a good weekend so enjoy it.
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+1 for the drovers.

As said, up the river to a fork. The LH branch is the mortal remains of a canal. Tie up to a tree in the v of the fork. The canal has less current, but more underwater hazards. You'll see the path to the pub when ashore- it's about a 5 min walk from there.

You can get a download of the loch byelaws off Google. It shows the speed limits.

Enjoy- looks like you got some good weather for it.
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+1 and its well priced. if you are rich cameron house is also worth a visit a bit less pricey is duck bay.

A great place where many a bbq and beer has been had.

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Off to register soon, thanks for all the advice . We will buy the nav chart it's 12, hopefully that will pinpoint all the recommends. I'll post some pics all being well. Lot of mist at the moment but its forecast to burn off by 12

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+1 for all of the above pubs, all excellent and good food as well, brilliant place for ribs, we've been going for 30+ years and well done to Amanda for thinking of such a good plan, I'll buy her a pint in Fu's in April
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Hi Neil think you've picked a good weekend for it. I pass it often going to the West but never use it prefer the sea! Hadd goes often and Poly and Davie use it frequently you should contact them for the places. I know there are many and you will not be dissapointed as most Hotels have jetties.
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Actually I've not been for a few years. But, here are some observations:

- this time of year is a good time to go, the usual peak periods are when you get the Glasgow neds around the loch, its too cold for them now!

- not everywhere will be open this time of year but I think you should have no problems at the Drovers (very top of the loch) or at the Inversnaid hotel (North East side, has its own little harbour). I've not been to either for a while so can't comment on food etc.

- The pier in Tarbert provides somewhere to get ashore (I had a "life saving" bacon roll and coffee one very cold January!). The tourist boats probably aren't running but if they are then pick a spot sensibly where you don't upset them.

- At the other end of the loch, Luss itself never impresses me - but you will get good food at the Lodge on the Loch. I've never arrived by boat - but you could probably park right on the beach there (beware the seaplane used to use that area so make sure you aren't going to be in the way).

- The island closest to Balloch has a "hotel" which serves food. it has a "pier" and is OK. It may not be open in Feb?

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Off to register soon, thanks for all the advice . We will buy the nav chart it's 12, hopefully that will pinpoint all the recommends. I'll post some pics all being well. Lot of mist at the moment but its forecast to burn off by 12
At this time of the year the rangers are usually very friendly and helpful they may provide other suggestions.
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............... Sorry Jambo....But at least he's Consistant!
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Definitely some Celt in me somewhere. I have dead relatives buried in Sanquar, (think that's how you spell it) apparently.

Back to today. Mist never really lifted, an it rained on and off but we kinda expected it. Navigation was hard when all we really could see was fog banks

Here is Amanda all excited to be off

Then part way in as the wind and rain got to her

Then when she realised it wasn't going to get any better lol

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Nemanda is on the mooring now, this is right outside the room. Fingers crossed for better weather tomorrow

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Yep I'm watching the match now.... come on Oldham!!

Glad you are having a good time in pic 2 + 3 Amanda looks like most of the women walking round Oldham these days
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great pics, but don't worry about the fog n mist, not much better in June

although creame scones from excellent cafe in Luss do make for a real treat
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