Milarrochy Bay sits on the eastern shore of Loch Lomond and is a perfect base for anyone thinking of exploring the famous Loch on a sit on kayak.
The sandy bay of Milarrochy gives plenty of access to the water and allows for camping and caravanning right on site.
It doesn’t matter if you’re a beginner or advanced paddler, Loch Lomond can offer something for everyone – be that covering huge distances by circumnavigating the Loch or pottering about in the local vicinity and taking in the stunning vistas of the Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park.
The southern part of the Loch is more exposed and open to winds than that of the north so it’s always wise to be aware of where you’re going paddling and what the day’s weather may bring.
Although paddling on the Loch is safe, the weather can play a huge part in making or breaking your session and it’s always wise to have a warm set of clothing stashed in your boat if you’re contemplating exploring large distances.
As much as Milarrochy Bay is perfect for launching your kayak, this is actually one of the more exposed parts of the Loch and during breezy spells it may be worth driving to a different spot further to the north.
Launching on the Loch is free of charge, though if you use a vehicle to do this then there is a toll.
This area of Scotland boasts many other spots for a spot of paddling and the various Lochs that surround Lomond are great for varying your choice of launch.
Most of these inland stretches of water are geared up for the water sports enthusiast and welcome all to experience the breathtaking scenery for themselves
How to get there:
Head towards Glasgow and then follow the A82 towards Loch Lomond. Milarrochy Bay is then sign posted.
There is a well run campsite right next to the launch at Milarrochy Bay with plenty of facilities available.
The weather in Loch Lomond can be quite harsh, especially during the off season. It’s always wise to come prepared for the worst. Water temperature can also remain quite low, even through summer.
Ins and Outs:
Dropping in is easy. Pop your sit on kayak in the water at Milarrochy Bay and away you go.
This area of Scotland is not just great for water sports. There are an array of other activities available such as hill walking and climbing. If all else fails then you’re only a short trip from Glasgow.
Loch Lomond is one of the largest bodies of water in mainland Britain and is a designated National Park that offers plenty of room for paddling exploits.