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Loch Lomond celebrates National Parks Week

Inchcailloch Ferry

Next week is National Parks Week and some of the Parks are celebrating with special events, many of which are free.

Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park kicks off the week with a special exhibition on John Muir, the Scot responsible for inspiring the national park movement in America. Starting on Monday 26 July and running until Sunday 1 August, the Park will host a free exhibition on the fascinating life and work of John Muir including stunning photographs of Yosemite National Park. The exhibition will be held in the National Park Centre in Balmaha and will be open from 9.30 am to 4:30 pm.

Later in the week, and just a little further north at Balmaha, there is the chance to explore Inchcailloch Island on a guided walk on Wednesday 28 July. After taking the ferry to the island the walk will explore how people lived, worked, worshipped and were buried on this island, part of the Loch Lomond National Nature Reserve.

On the same day the Park will combine its year-long celebration of Walter Scott with a National Parks Week event at Loch Katrine. The tour will take in some of the places that inspired Sir Walter Scott’s epic poem Lady of the Lake, published 200 years ago, and will be part minibus travel and part walking.

Booking is needed for both the walk events see the website for more details.

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