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Walkers to get watery help

Posted 14 June 2011
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Walkers to get watery help
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Those keen to put on their walking boots and climb Scotland's southernmost Munro are among the people who can benefit from a new Water Bus service on Loch Lomond.

The Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park Authority has unveiled the new timetabled service, which will enable people to leave their car behind and take short cuts across mainland Britain's longest lake, enjoying the views from a boat instead of driving round.

Among the routes covered is the crossing from Tarbet on the busy west side of the Loch to Inversnaid and Rowardennan on the east bank, with the latter location lying at the foot of Ben Lomond.

The service also includes boats to and from lochside locations such as Luss on the west shore, Balmaha on the east side and Balloch at the southern end, with the latter point being close to the town's railway station, which has a regular service to and from Glasgow.

At 3,195 ft, Ben Lomond is not only Scotland's southernmost Munro, but is also higher than all but one of the mountains in England.