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Elmbank - Self Catering and Bed & Breakfast accommodation in Drymen


Tel: +44 (0) 1360 661 016

Stay at Elmbank Drymen

Outdoor Activities in the Loch Lomond & Trossachs National Park

The activities available around Drymen and the National Park are endless. Choose from walking, cycling, watersports, wildlife watching and an abundance of first class golf.

Hill Walking & Hiking

From short strolls along quiet country roads to strenuous hikes along narrow mountain ridges this area offers some of the best walking available in Scotland.

The most famous footpath in the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park is the West Highland Way. Stretching for 95 miles from Milngavie to Fort William in the north of Scotland. Taking around a week to walk the entire length, but short sections can easily be walked in a day.


The Loch Lomond & Trossachs National Park boasts some fantastic terrain for walking, choose from walks along tranquil Loch Shores, through ancient forests and over breathtaking mountain peaks.

Loch Lomond & Trossachs Golf Courses
Course Details Description Telephone
Aberfoyle Golf Club 18 Holes 5218yds Par 66, SSS 66 Very scenic views with a variety of holes 01877 382493
Shian Golf Course Balfron 9 holes 5372yds Par 68, SSS 67 New course with interesting holes on upland pastures. No changing facility 01360 440037 (after 7.00pm)
Buchanan Castle Golf Club Drymen 18 holes 6059yds Par 70, SSS 69 Parkland course set in beautiful surroundings 01360 660307
Strathendrick Golf Club Drymen 9 holes, 5100yds Par 66, SSS 64 Undulating parkland course with superb scenic views 01360 660319


Loch Lomond is Scotland's largest loch, 23 miles long and 5 miles at it's widest point - and presents a great opportunity for messing about on the water. Loch Lomond offers one of the most beautiful sailing experiences in the world with its many islands and sheltered anchorages.

The Loch is suitable for all types of craft from kayaks to cruisers, luxury yachts to small dinghies. Equipment can be hired from various locations round the loch.


The Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park boasts some of the best cycling Scotland has to offer. There's something for everyone from gentle family trundles to long distance round trips on every type of terrain.

The National Cycle Network Route 7 (NCR7) runs through the National Park from Balloch to Killin. Parts of it are on purpose built traffic free tracks, whilst other parts of it are on minor roads with other traffic.

Wildlife Watching

When you come to stay at Elmbank be sure to bring your camera and binoculars with you as the National Park is home to some fantastic wildlife.

The hillsides, heather clad moors and ancient forests of the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park boast over 200 species of bird life. From falcons, buzzards and eagles in the more mountainous areas to capercaillie in the forests and herons, cormorants and osprey on the lochs. The National Park is also home to Red Deer and the shores of Loch Lomond is home to packs of Feral Goats.

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 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.

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