Discover National Parks Fortnight is a two-week celebration across the UK with events and experiences to inspire people of all ages and interests to go outside, explore and learn more about these special places.
Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park Authority wants to inspire people to explore the special landscapes of Scotland’s first National Park to find out more about everything it has to offer.
Full of contrasting landscapes and lochs, rivers, forests and woodlands, Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park is a unique treasure trove of wildlife and natural beauty all waiting to be discovered. And with half of Scotland’s population living within an hour’s drive of the National Park it’s a great place to come and experience nature up close.
Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park has something to offer for everyone, from outdoor activities like mountain biking, open water swimming and hillwalking to a wealth of cultural heritage, myth and folklore, there’s plenty to see and do.
Minister for Rural Affairs and the Natural Environment Mairi Gougeon said: “This fortnight gives us the opportunity to highlight and celebrate the many benefits that our two national parks bring: by protecting and enhancing our natural assets, and in the many positives they provide for health and wellbeing.
“Spring now appears to have ‘sprung’ so there could be no better time to go out and explore these amazing spaces – and I would encourage everyone to do just that.”
Gordon Watson, Chief Executive of Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park said: “National Parks offer some of the best places in the country to switch off and reconnect with the natural world.
“Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park boasts some of the most spectacular scenery in Scotland, with a wide range of outdoor activities for everyone to enjoy. From a simple lochside stroll to climbing a Munro, there are lots of ways to get out and active and experience this special place.
“Discover National Parks Fortnight is a fantastic opportunity to celebrate our National Parks and encourage people of all ages and backgrounds to make the most of the great outdoors.”
For inspiration on what you can discover in Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park visit https://www.lochlomond-trossachs.org/discover