LOCH LOMOND SHORES, Dumkinnon Bay, Loch Lomond.
ACCESS : Easy access for all. Level paths, cycle ways and generous carparks.
Lomond Shores is a commercial centre with several shops and restaurants, but it incorporates an esplanade from which you get excellent views up Loch Lomond and which on occassion has outdoor markets and events. It sits on a small bay which in turn forms a slightly larger one that is used for boating. That is Drumkinnon Bay. The promontory that links the two has the imposing LOCH LOMOND SEA LIFE AQUARIUM (discussed separately index.asp?pageid=715805).
Lomond Shores seen from the aquarium.
The esplanade with the aquarium beyond.
Views from the esplanade.
The views from here are fantastic. This photo was taken on a crisp November afternoon.
Expect the unexpectd. There may be a dinosaur watching you.
To one side is the glass front rectangular building used for events. If you locate the gateway to the side you can enjoy an amble along boardwalks under mature trees up to the water's edge.
WOODED WALK & TREEZONE
Above you as you enter this area is Treezone. For the more adventurous this provides a more exciting way to experience the woods.
Two views of the path through the woods. You will notice the cables and wooden structures above you that comprise the TreeZone in the treetops. These picture were taken during a quite period. It can get quite noisy up there - but that shouldn't stop you enjoying the terrestrial pathways and views.
The small beach with views over the Loch towards the hills and with Cameron House marina to the left.
BIRDS OF PREY
And next to that os the Loch Lomond Bird of Prey Centre where you can learn a great deal about these magnificent birds. (As from November 2020, avian influenza has been found in some parts of Scotland. Although not here, an Avian Influenza Prevention Zone still remains acros all of Scotland and as a result this centre has had to curtail its displays).
LOCH LOMOND BIRD OF PREY CENTRE : https://llbopc.co.uk/
LOCH LOMOND SHORES What's On website : https://lochlomondshores.com/whats-on/
LOMOND SHORES website : https://lochlomondshores.com/#
TREE ZONE : https://treezone.co.uk/loch-lomond/
VISIT SEA LIFE website : https://www.visitsealife.com/loch-lomond/conservation/
WALK HIGHLANDS website : https://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/lochlomond/lomond-shores.shtml