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Elmbank - Self Catering and Bed & Breakfast accommodation in Drymen

Tel: +44 (0) 1360 661 016

Stay at Elmbank Drymen

The West Highland Way - Scotland's longest way marked walk

Elmbank Bed and Breakfast - Drymen

Overlooking Loch Lomond

The West Highland Way, Scotland's first long distance footpath, covers ninety-five miles between Glasgow and Fort William. Officially opened in 1980, much of the route connects former drover's tracks and established footpaths with abandoned railways, disused military and motor roads.

The restoration of these roads and pathways was down to a number of organisations, including; The Forestry Commission, The British Trust for Conservation, the Army and the Territorial Army.

The West Highland Way includes a diverse variety of terrains ranging from lush, flat lowland in the South to the dramatic scenery of mountain, moor and glen in the North. This variety of environments provides habitats for a wide range of wildlife. The Way is considered to be one of the finest walks in Britain because of the spectacular scenery it offers and the vast array of flora and fauna it boasts.

Overlooking Loch Lomond

Overlooking Loch Lomond

When split into more manageable sections, the West Highland Way is perfect for those who want a taste of the walk. The section which runs from Balmaha to Rowardennan alternates between woodland and Loch side walking. On a clear day the views across the Loch are particularly stunning. Balmaha is only a short drive from Drymen, so this section is perfect for those wishing to take in a small portion of the walk.

Whatever your reason(s) for walking the Way, whether it be for the challenge, charity sponsorship, companionship, solitude or just for fun, it is meant to be enjoyed. Beware of the midges if you are walking between the months of June and September!

Walking & West Highland Way Companies

Here are a few walking companies who offer services for those interested in walking the West Highland Way.

Things to do at Elmbank Drymen

There's plenty of activities and attractions for all ages at Elmbank. Here are just a few ideas.

Places to visit
Stirling Castle - One of the many places to visit from Elmbank B&B

Explore an area with a rich diversity of places to visit. From Castles steeped in history to Whisky distilleries - a unique experience.

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Hill walking & hiking
There's an abundance of great walking around Drymen & in the National Park

Probably the most popular activity around the National Park. Chose from a easy stroll to a strenuous hike or something in-between.

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Playing Golf
World Class golf and golf courses for all ages and abilities

The area boasts a diverse selection of courses to test your skill. Elmbank makes the perfect location for your golf holiday in Scotland..

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On the Water
Watersports in the Loch Lomond & Trossachs National Park

With Loch Lomond right on your doorstep there's no excuse to get outdoors and experience the best watersports Scotland has to offer.

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Cycling
Cycling in the Loch Lomond & Trosschs National Park

This area offers some of the best cycling in Scotland. From gentle family trundles to long distance trails on every type of terrain.

More on cycling