Every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday at 10.20am
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.
Every Saturday at 9.30am
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.
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.
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.
Saturday 6 May
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.
Sunday 7 May
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!
Saturday 13 May 4:30am – 6:30am
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.
Saturday 26 August
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.
Saturday 2 & Sunday 3 September
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