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Sailing

Please be aware, maintenance and improvement works are underway at Luss and Tarbet Piers.  As such, Luss Pier will be closed (except to emergency services) until Monday 11th April and Tarbet Pier will be closed until 5th March.

With a multitude of inlets to investigate and islands to explore, as well as large expanses of open water, Loch Lomond has something special to offer every kind of sailor. There are extended speed restriction areas for powered craft at Milarrochy Bay and around the islands between Balmaha and Luss. These parts of the loch are particularly suitable for peaceful, relaxed sailing.

There are also the sailing opportunities on Loch Goil, Loch Long the Holy Loch and the Clyde.

Bringing your own boat

If you would like to bring your own boat with you, please see our boating safety, Notices to Mariners and Loch Lomond Byelaw information. If you’d like to use any craft with a motor on Loch Lomond, you need register it with the National Park Authority and display the registration number on your craft.

Please be aware that from 1st April 2017, the slipway at Milarrochy Bay will no longer be in operation.

Launch facilities will continue to operate from the Duncan Mills Memorial Slipway in Balloch seven days a week.

Stop the spread

Invasive non-native species are one of the key threats to nature in the National Park. Aquatic plants and animals can sometimes be unwittingly transported into a new environment on people’s equipment such as wetsuits, kayaks and fishing gear. The introduction of new species can threaten the delicate ecosystems in the National Park.

Every time you leave any body of water (in or outside of the National Park), please follow the national ‘Check, Clean, Dry’ guidance:

  • Check your equipment and clothing for living organisms. Pay particular attention to damp or hard to inspect areas.
  • Clean and wash all equipment, footwear and clothes thoroughly. If you do come across any organisms, leave them at the water body where you found them or on a hard surface to die out.
  • Dry all equipment and clothing. Some species can live for many days in damp conditions.

Read the full Check, Clean and Dry guides for different water users.

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