Glaciated Upland area

Loch Lomond - case study

Loch Lomond and the Trossachs area became a National Park in 2002. National parks protect beautiful and special areas of countryside and provide facilities for people who visit the parks to walk, sail and to enjoy the scenery. Special rules and laws are used to protect the landscapes in National Parks.

The National Park aims:

  • to protect and improve the natural beauty and cultural heritage of the area
  • to make sure that people using the area for forestry, farming, tourism etc. use it in a way that will not harm the environment
  • to make sure the public get enjoyment from the area but know how special and fragile the environment is
  • to make sure that any development in the Park is sustainable and will not waste natural resources in the area for future generations

The landscape of Loch Lomond varies from the gentle rolling farmlands and wooded hills to the south of Loch Lomond, to rugged mountains eg Ben Lomond and the Cobbler, glens and rivers.

Loch Lomond is the largest area of fresh water in Britain and there are many other lochs. Many people go there to hill walk, cycle, fish and do water sports. It is also home to many places of Historic interest eg Balloch Castle and The Rob Roy Museum.

Glaciated uplands in the UK: North-west Highlands, Grampian Mountains/Cairngorms, Loch Lomond and the Trossachs, Lake District/Cumbrian Mountains, Snowdonia