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Walk in the Park

Every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday at 10.20am

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Trust in the Park health walks take place in the beautiful and nurturing surroundings of Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park.

They are one of the best examples of a successful health walk programme in Scotland.  Starting from just seven walkers in Callander, they now support over one hundred walkers!

Join them for a free, fun and easy way to get fit and feel better. Choose from Aberfoyle (Monday), Callander (Tuesday), Killin (Wednesday), or Balloch (Wednesday). For times and further information visit the Trust in the Park website.

 

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Every Saturday at 9.30am

Run n Park Shortbread Run

How do you fancy a run around our National Park here at Balloch? West Dunbartonshire Athletics Club host a 2k & 5k run every Saturday at 9.30am, starting just inside the main gates of Balloch Park. There is no registration, no fee and no official recording of times, just turn up for a Run in the Park!  The run is suitable for all ages but please note that children under 11 years of age must be accompanied by an adult and all participants run at their own risk.

For further details including the route map and rules visit the website here.

 

The Callander Cycle Challenge

Saturday 29 April

The Callander Cycle Challenge is an event organised by Motherwell and Wishaw Rotary Club. This is a great event set up with a choice of routes ranging from a fun, family cycle up to a serious cycling challenge. With the starting and finishing point being Callander, why don’t you join in and enjoy spectacular Scottish scenery within Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park while cycling one of three route options. This event also allows participants to raise much needed  funds for a charity of their choosing.

For further information and prices please visit The Callander Cycle Challenge event page.

 

The Kiltwalk: Glasgow – Balloch

Sunday 30 April

Why not be a Kiltwalk hero and take big steps for a charity or cause that matters to you.

This Glasgow event is the biggest Kiltwalk of the year and will be taking place on Sunday 30 April, giving you the choice to take part in one of three separate walks. There is The Mighty Stride which is smidge under twenty six miles, The Big Stroll which Is over fourteen miles in length and The Wee Wander which is suitable for the whole family, it is three laps of Balloch Country Park comprising a total of just over six miles.

For more information and to register please visit The Kiltwalk website.

 

RSPB Family Fun Day

Monday 1 May – Drop-in between 11am – 3pm

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Bring the whole family along for nature adventures and wildlife crafts. Go on a mini-beast safari, try out frog hunting and even make a bug B&B to take home! Please call 01389 830670 or email loch.lomond@rspb.org.uk for more information.

 

Breathing Space Callander 10k

Saturday 6 May

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Fancy taking part in one of the most stunning 10k races in the UK?

This dynamic tour of Callander and its amazing surroundings are one of Britain’s most spectacular races with a circular tour of Callander including the historic town centre, rivers, hills and forest trails and it is the perfect family day out.

For more information and registration details please visit the Skidaddle website.

 

Farmers’ Market

Sunday 7 May

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On the first and third Sunday of every month, Loch Lomond Shores welcome the Loch Lomond Farmers’ Market to the beautiful area. With fresh and local produce piled high on every stall, you really must come along!

For more information visit the Loch Lomond Shores website  or check out their Facebook page.

 

RSPB Dawn Chorus

Saturday 13 May 4:30am – 6:30am

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The experience of dawn bird song in the woodland at RSPB Scotland Loch Lomond Reserve is definitely worth the early start! In May, the summer visitors that arrive after their long journey sing to attract females and defend their territories and being in the woodland to hear the beginning of this is very special. After the walk, return to the Visitor Hub for a bite to eat and a hot drink while watching the sun rise over the stunning views. Please wrap up and wear suitable clothing and wellies as you are likely to walk ‘off path’ and over muddy ground. Torches are also recommended.

PLEASE NOTE EVENT DATE MAY CHANGE TO SUNDAY 14 MAY DEPENDING ON WEATHER

For more information visit the RSPB website.

 

Ben Lomond Hill Race

Saturday 13 May – 1pm

This hill race on a popular Munro – Ben Lomond, starts at Rowardennan with a distance of 12.6km for the total race. This is a great race with distinct sections of forest trail, open hill, plateau, summit dome and narrow summit ridge! Nestling beneath Ben Lomond is the Rowardennan Hotel which offers food all day. Why not make a weekend of it and take a break at the Rowardennan Hotel Beneath the Ben!

Please click here for more details.

 

Farmers’ Market

Sunday 21 May

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On the first and third Sunday of every month, Loch Lomond Shores welcome the Loch Lomond Farmers’ Market to the beautiful area. With fresh and local produce piled high on every stall, you really must come along!

For more information visit the Loch Lomond Shores website  or check out their Facebook page.

 

The Drymen Show

Saturday 27 May

The Drymen Show is a fun filled day for all the family where you can see some of the finest livestock being judged including Clydesdale horses, Highland Ponies, Light Horses, Cattle and Sheep. Of course, there will also be numerous other attractions including a fun fair, trade stands, terrier racing, pet and craft tents plus classes and competitions to see in the rural and school tents – including the “Drymen Show Bake Off”!

For further details please click here.

 

Bobath Scotland Dragon Boat Challenge

Saturday 3 June – All day event

Dragon boating is a fun filled, a fun filled, adrenaline pumping, water sports event where teams race their dragons in a series of timed races. This event will be held in Balloch Country Park and is ideal for experienced crews and beginners alike. Boats and full training is provided on the day, all you need is fifteen colleagues, friends or relatives with a desire to help a great cause with fancy dress optional!

The day is all about team building and competition, with each team guaranteed to race three times throughout the day in the qualifying rounds. Music, running commentary and leader board updates throughout the day add to the excitement and amazing atmosphere, which culminates in a grand final and awards ceremony.

For further information or to register contact 0141 352 5000, or email events@bobath.scot.

 

Farmers’ Market

Sunday 4 June

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On the first and third Sunday of every month, Loch Lomond Shores welcome the Loch Lomond Farmers’ Market to the beautiful area. With fresh and local produce piled high on every stall, you really must come along!

For more information visit the Loch Lomond Shores website  or check out their Facebook page.

 

Loop O’ The Loch

Saturday 10 June

The Loopy Cycle, The Loopy Run or The Loopy Duathlon!

This “Loopy” event starts and finishes in the Callander Meadows and takes in a 16 mile loop around Loch Venacher in a clockwise direction. With stunning views and challenging trails – this is not an event to miss!

Please visit the Skidaddle website for more information.

 

The Great Scottish Swim

Saturday 26 August

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Scotland’s biggest open water swimming event returns to Loch Lomond in 2017 with a half mile, 1 mile, 2 mile 5k and 10k to choose from.

Visit The Great Scottish Swimming for more information and to register.

 

Loch Lomond Food & Drink Festival

Saturday 2 & Sunday 3 September

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The Loch Lomond Food & Drink Festival returns for its 12th year! Amazing food, stunning scenery, a superb selection of Scottish drinks and entertainment with fun and live music. Get this in your diary as a must visit event – fantastic and free fun for all the family.

Check back for further details nearer the time, or visit the Loch Lomond Food & Drink Festival website at www.lochlomondfoodanddrinkfestival.co.uk

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