The Loch Lomond Water Bus crossings are about to resume, with earlier sailings sure to be carrying plenty of people in walking boots
From tomorrow (March 31st) the service will carry passengers from locations on the west shore of mainland Britain's largest lake such as Inversnaid, Luss and Tarbet to Rowardennan, at the foot of Ben Lomond, the southernmost Munro.
This will enable people to make an early start on the 3,195 ft mountain and chief executive of the national park authority Fiona Logan said: "Increasing the accessibility of the national park for our visitors is hugely important to us and the water bus is a great way to experience the varied landscape we have here."
Other villages served by the Water Bus include Balmaha and Inchcailloch.
Walkers making an early start on Ben Lomond might wish to add a second mountain by descending northwards from the summit and then climbing Cruinn a' Bheinn, a 2,073 ft Graham.