Inveruglas, on the west bank of Loch Lomond, offers stunning views over the water and up to the craggy outlines of the Arrochar Alps and pointed peak of Ben Lomond. It’s a peaceful place to while away an hour. In 2015 this fact was officially recognised with the opening of an impressive timber clad art installation, named An Ceann Mor, meaning ‘large headland’ in Gaelic. This marks one of Visit Scotland’s new Scenic Routes, a series of outdoor spaces marked with an architectural artwork to compliment the land and draw visitors, enticing folk to peruse the view from new angles. Handily, most of them also provide an interesting place to sit. An Ceann Mor is an 8-metre wood-clad pyramid with a pleasing 31-tread stairway up each side and rain-proof tunnel through the middle, co-designed by three young architects. To get there is easy even for those less nimble on their feet as it’s a mere stroll from the car park on an accessible path. For the hardy, this viewpoint can easily be the start of a longer walk.
Café Lochan at the Inveruglas Visitor Centre can provide a takeaway bite. If you’re driving here round the south of Loch Lomond pop into the Loch Lomond Shores on Ben Lomond Way at Balloch. If it’s market day (1st & 3rd Sun of each month) you’ll get a variety of local suppliers’ wares from fudge to hot food and if it’s not all the cafes there use fresh locally sourced Scottish food and drink where possible.