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Old 15 January 2010, 11:17   #1
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Loch Lomond Speed restrictions?

Can anyone elighten as to the speed restrictions on the Loch? My wife is looking at holiday ideas and we thought a couple of weeks at Loch Lomond would be nice.

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Old 15 January 2010, 11:29   #2
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Chris, you'll find all the information you require here:

http://www.lochlomond-trossachs.org/...ws/Byelaws.pdf

Note that there is a map at the end of the document which shows the speed restricted areas.
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Old 15 January 2010, 14:24   #3
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I had the misfortune of going up there three summers ago. The place was a total tip; the Loch (we drove around it in the disco) was littered with abandoned cars, fridges and all manner of other general rubbish. Go down to Cornwall or something instead.
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I had the misfortune of going up there three summers ago. The place was a total tip; the Loch (we drove around it in the disco) was littered with abandoned cars, fridges and all manner of other general rubbish. Go down to Cornwall or something instead.
Really - I'm quite surprised at that? i spent quite alot of time on and around the loch and whilst there are a few problem areas I don't imagine it is any worse than anywhere else that is very popular. The further you can get from areas accessible from the main road the better. However personally there are much nicer places to go in Scotland because they are more remote / quieter. Even then I suspect Loch lomond or a hot day will still be less busy than Cornwall on a warm day.
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I had the misfortune of going up there three summers ago. The place was a total tip; the Loch (we drove around it in the disco) was littered with abandoned cars, fridges and all manner of other general rubbish. Go down to Cornwall or something instead.
Like Polwart I use the road passed the loch on a regular basis over 30 years and I have never seen what you decsribe!!
But what the hell I dont think you will be getting an offer from the scottish tourist board as their script writer, so dont hold your breath.
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I would agree with Polwart, Loch Lomond is a great place, they even have a naturalist place on an island.

The new slip at Balloch is wonderful. You can even camp on an island belonging to Scottish Natural Hertiage. I think bookings are now through the ranger service.

It can get surprising choppy on the Loch, but nothing a RIB cant handle.

There is sea plane on the Loch too, that you can take to few places too.



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I had the misfortune of going up there three summers ago. The place was a total tip; the Loch (we drove around it in the disco) was littered with abandoned cars, fridges and all manner of other general rubbish. Go down to Cornwall or something instead.
thats a bit harsh tim, i aint too pleased about brown and darling siphoning off jobs and cash to thier constituencies either but i think the whole west coast of scotland north of glasgow is one of the most dramatic landscapes in britain
cornwall is nice but its littered with abandoned londoners and other assorted mockney wideboys
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I had the misfortune of going up there three summers ago. The place was a total tip; the Loch (we drove around it in the disco) was littered with abandoned cars, fridges and all manner of other general rubbish. Go down to Cornwall or something instead.
Is it possible to drive around Loch Lomond?
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Is it possible to drive around Loch Lomond?
Not to my knowledge JW, but we dont have a 'disco'!!
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I always found I had to turn back once i got to the end of road....but I have not got a "DISCO"! either.

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Is it possible to drive around Loch Lomond?
Much of it you can - only the north eastern section is the bit you can't (which makes for a longish drive up the eastern shore to the bit where you have to turn around and head south again)
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Is it possible to drive around Loch Lomond?
JW - I nearly said that but thought I would be accused of being a pedant (which I am but would have distracted from the reality that 99% of the LLaTNP area is picturesque and not a "dumping ground".

But if we are being pedantic then you can drive around Loch Lomond it just involves a very long drive most of which is nowhere near the loch!
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Can anyone elighten as to the speed restrictions on the Loch? My wife is looking at holiday ideas and we thought a couple of weeks at Loch Lomond would be nice.

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Hi chris, we go to loch lomond each yr the is no speed restrictions on the loch , if you'v got a boat there is some nice bungalows on inchmurin and a pub ,they cost about 400 a week with moorings and free parking for car & trailer,if you want a phone number pm me i will send it you.
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I had the misfortune of going up there three summers ago. The place was a total tip; the Loch (we drove around it in the disco) was littered with abandoned cars, fridges and all manner of other general rubbish. Go down to Cornwall or something instead.
Thats a shocking statement I think you are winding us up Sir ! post some photo evidence to back up your post please ! like everywhere when it gets popular there might be some litter .. but not as you describe and if its as you say .. heads will roll
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Thanks Hadd, yes looks nice and i like the idea of a mooring etc.

Can you PM me the details? Also what time of year do you tend to go up as I know that the weather in Scotland if it is one thing then unreliable would be the best description. Mind you so was anywhere else in GB.
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Hi chris, we go to loch lomond each yr the is no speed restrictions on the loch
Hadd, can I suggest next time you go you read the byelaws rather than just sign the form. As per the post much earlier:

(1) there is a maximum speed limit covering the whole loch on 90 kph / 56 mph / 48.6 knots
(2) there is a maximum speed limit in certain areas (including most of the shore to 150 off the shore) of 11 kph / ~7 mph / ~6 knots
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Thanks Hadd, yes looks nice and i like the idea of a mooring etc.

Can you PM me the details? Also what time of year do you tend to go up as I know that the weather in Scotland if it is one thing then unreliable would be the best description. Mind you so was anywhere else in GB.
Hi chris ,we go in september weather not bad u get odd bit of rain and no midges,we are going up in july this yr so midges will be out,if the weathers very bad you can get a train from balloch in to glasgow thats nice day out, it takes about 30min,you can ring them on 01389 850245 website www.inchmurrin-lochlomond.com. hope that helps cheers.
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Hadd, can I suggest next time you go you read the byelaws rather than just sign the form. As per the post much earlier:

(1) there is a maximum speed limit covering the whole loch on 90 kph / 56 mph / 48.6 knots
(2) there is a maximum speed limit in certain areas (including most of the shore to 150 off the shore) of 11 kph / ~7 mph / ~6 knots
didn't have the book at hand, but i think the guy was hoping it wasn't 10mph but now that you'v puts speed limits on i don't need to look for the book cheers,
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