From the conservation challenges facing the National Park to our cultural heritage and diverse flora and fauna, our staff have a wealth of knowledge that they love to share through our outdoor learning programmes.
Thank you to the Rangers. Your expertise and knowledge of the area covered all aspects of the unit we are studying… your enthusiasm for the Park rubbed off on them. Geography Teacher, Mearns Castle High School
Our vision is that more children, young people, and those experiencing disadvantage experience high quality and frequent learning opportunities outdoors and as a result are better connected to nature. Through these experiences they become passionate advocates for the National Park.
If you’d prefer to visit independently, our Ranger-supported dates don’t suit you or are unavailable take a look at our guidance for self-led visits giving you the know-how in preparing for a self-led visit to the National Park. We also have specific site information for visiting Balmaha and east Loch Lomond areas.
You do not need the latest Goretex jacket, trousers or fancy hiking boots to enjoy a visit to the National Park. Sensible footwear (including wellies), a decent waterproof and you are ready to go! Being warm and dry are the priorities, it is not about fashion!
Here’s our suggested kit list:
Teachers and group leaders need to ensure that all pupils or members of their group are properly prepared for the potential of poor weather and attend with:
You may also want to bring: