Double click on photos to view full screen. Especially recommended for two photos; “North beach, Inchmurrin” and “Inchmurrin, Creinch, Torrisnch and Clouds”

Paddlers: Geoff, Lee, Tim and John R.

Weather: Brilliant. Bright sun all day.

Route:

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Report: South Loch Lomond is a familiar patch of water for training so this trip we aimed to do something different by looking and photographing the castles and mansions of the area. As will be obvious from the following, the incredible natural beauty of the Loch still completely dominated the trip.

Departure:Lomond Shores

Departure:Lomond Shores

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Castle 1: Balloch Castle (behind trees)

Heading North

Heading North

Boturich Castle. (FRom west shore as cannot be seen from east)

Boturich Castle. (From west shore as cannot be seen from east)

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Looking SW from base of Inchmurrin Castle

An advert for Lomo Dry Suits. Lookin N from Inchmurrin Castle

An advert for Lomo Dry Suits. Looking N from Inchmurrin Castle

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The beach at the north end of Inchmurrin

Castle 4: Inchgalbraith

Castle 4: Inchgalbraith

Rhossdhu House

Rhossdhu House

Lunch

Lunch by the golf course

Looking east from Loch Lomond Golf Course

Looking east from Loch Lomond Golf Course

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Inchmoan and Conic Hill

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Inchmoan, Inchvannach and Ben Lomond

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Inchmurrin, Creinch,Torrinch and tele-tubby clouds

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Arden House

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Lomond Castle

Auchendrennan House (Formerly Loch Lomond Youth Hostel)

Auchendrennan House (Formerly Loch Lomond Youth Hostel)

Cameron House

Cameron House

Left about 10.30, leisurely paddle with prolonged coffee and lunch stops, 20km and back by 4. A wonderful day.

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