Loch Sloy Walk

Difficulty
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Easy
Duration
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3.5-5h
Distance
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12.2 km
Elevation
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464 m
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Directions to Trailhead
Loch Sloy Walk

The Loch Sloy Walk begins in the small village of Inveruglas at the cordial Inveruglas Visitors Center. The starting point features a cozy cafe overlooking Loch Lomond and a great viewing platform. The trail follows a solid path through the hills and out towards the historic Loch Sloy Dam. Opt to stop when you reach the dam to enjoy a picnic or head back to the visitors center for a bite and hot drink after completing the trail.

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Route Description for Loch Sloy Walk

Sometimes you just fancy a walk that doesn’t require any technical skill on a straightforward track with brilliant views, and the Loch Sloy Walk is just that! Beginning in the small hamlet of Inveruglas, this pleasant 12.0 km route begins on the scenic shoreline of Loch Lomond and later takes in Loch Sloy and the accompanying dam.

From the Inveruglas Visitor’s Center car park follow signs for “Loch Sloy & Hills,” and follow this track on the straightforward trail. The trail winds, and continues through the hills, eventually leading to the Loch Sloy Dam. Built in 1945, the Loch Sloy Dam towers 56 m high and stretches 357 m long, making it the largest hydroelectric power plant in all of the United Kingdom. Approaching the dam, you’ll come to understand why it took over 2000 men to build it, some of which were German prisoners. After enjoying some time spent by the dam, return via the same route, back to the Inveruglas Visitor’s Center where the walk began.

Getting to the Loch Sloy Walk Trailhead

From Arrochar, take the A83 south for 1.6 mi. Turn left onto A82 and continue another 4.0 mi before turning right for the Inveruglas Visitor Center where the walk begins.

Route Information

  • When to do

    Year-Round Access

  • Backcountry Campsites

    No

  • Pets allowed

    Yes

  • Family friendly

    Yes

  • Route Signage

    Average

  • Crowd Levels

    Moderate

  • Route Type

    Out and back

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