Birds of Prey

There are over thirty-five Birds of Prey and Owls, representing over twenty-seven species. Birds of all sizes, the Little Owl, Kestrels, Buzzards, Hawks, Falcons and Eagles.

So why not go along and meet these feathered companions, you’ll be sure to leave having learned a great deal.


Boat Hire & Fishing

Within walking distance of our lodges, there are traditional wooden boats for hire for fishing. Rowing boats or boats with outboard motors are available for a whole day.

Buoyancy aids must be worn and these are included in the fee. Parties will be given full instruction and safety advice.



Take the opportunity to experience the serenity of the ‘bonnie banks’ from the comfort of one of the seven cruise vessels.

Whether entertaining clients or colleagues, considering having a wedding on Loch Lomond, or celebrating that special occasion with a private party in this unique venue.


Eating Out

A stone’s throw from our lodges in Balmaha is the Oak Tree Inn, which has won the title of Scotland’s Best Independent Pub twice.

It is a family business with a restaurant, bar, village shop and coffee shop with ice cream parlour.



Scotland is the home of golf and no trip to Loch Lomond would be complete without a round or two of golf, if you’re an enthusiast.

There are plenty of courses to choose from, whether your a beginner looking to play just 9 holes or if you want to play on one of the world renowned 18 hole courses.



If you’re looking for a leisurely hill walk or like a challenge, there is no shortage of hill tops to conquer surrounding Loch Lomond.

A small walk from our lodges is Conic Hill which delivers stunning panoramic views over Loch Lomond. If your feeling more adventurous, try Ben Lomond or Ben Vorlich.


Go Ape

Take in the stunning surroundings of Scotland’s National park as you fly through the tree tops 46 metres above the ground on two of Britain’s longest zip wires.

This adventure park is a must for all thrill seekers which includes bridges, ropes, swings, balance beams, double ladders, spider webs and large gorilla nets.


Loch Katrine

Loch Katrine is an 8 mile-long loch in the national park and is steeped in beauty, history and legend. The loch is truly spectacular and shouldn’t be missed on your visit.

Make sure you jump on board the historic steamship, Sir Walter Scott and take a sail up this beautiful loch like Queen Victoria did back in 1869.


Pony Trekking

Whether your a complete novice or more experienced rider, you will be taken on a leisurely trek through the tranquil countryside of Loch Lomond.

During your trek over rugged terrain and moorland that overlooks the loch, you’ll take in some of the most iconic and unforgettable views of the landscape.


Safari Park

Set in beautiful woodland, Blair Drummond Safar Park offers a full day of activities for the entire family, it is the only place in Scotland to see elephants and giraffes.

Whether it’s a wild safari drive through the animal reserves, a boat trip to chimp island, hourly shows, pirate ships or pedal boats – there’s something for everyone.


Sea Life Aquarium

Discover the magical underwater world of the Sea Life Aquarium at Loch Lomond, a great day of fun for all the family, no matter what the weather is like!

The aquarium is host to Scotland’s largest collection of sharks and each step will bring you face to face with some of the most beautiful and scary creatures below the waves.



Loch Lomond Shores is a stunning destination for shopping and eating, offering a wide range of great shops and restaurants on the banks of the Loch.

Whether you’re looking for household brands or boutique shops, the choices are endless! Make sure you visit the food hall to try some of Scotland’s finest products.



Experience the beauty and tranquillity of Loch Lomond by indulging in a spa day – relax, regenerate and refresh yourself at one of the best spas in the country.

One of the main talking points of the spa is the stunning panoramic rooftop infinity pool that looks over the Loch and the beautiful mountain scenery.


Stirling Castle

A short drive from our lodges is Stirling Castle, one of the largest and most important castles in Scotland, both historically and architecturally.

The castle has played host to many Kings, Queens and Nobles over the years due to its sheer magnificence and views for miles in every direction.


Wallace Monument

The National Wallace Monument is a magnificent tower that overlooks the town of Stirling, it was built to commemorate 13th-century hero, Sir William Wallace.

As you make you ascent to the top of this famous tower, each level tells the story of Scotland’s National Hero and leaves you with stunning views over Stirlingshire.



If you love the thrill of power and speeding over the waves, then look no further – whether it’s a jetski, speedboat or wake boarding, Loch Lomond has it all.

There are a variety of places around the loch where you can hire watercraft for an hour or the full day. You won’t find a better place to experience scenery at speed!


Whisky Distilleries

There are plenty distilleries and breweries to choose from around the local area that are open year round, most of these locations have guided tours.

Learn the individual processes that make each distillery unique in it’s own way. Local distilleries include; Auchentoshan, Deanston, Glengoyne and Loch Lomond.


Woodland Experience

Woodland Experiences is a spectacular activity to do if you are visiting when it’s open, we strongly advise you book in advance as it sells out fast!

If you are fortunate enough to visit when it’s open, take in the the light experience, fairy experience or santa experience – you’ll be sure to be amazed!



Balmaha Lodges, Main Street,
Balmaha, G63 0JQ

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01360 870052

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