A bus tour to Lochgoilhead

June 2000

Picture taken by my mother Svanhild

My parents visited me in Helensburgh during their 2000 Summer Holiday. They stayed for a week and we did some travelling around the local area. One of these tours was the local bus to Lochgoilhead, with return the same way. See the map. So we went to the nearest bus stop outside my flat and took this bus.
The bus went straight up the hill over to Luss and then up alongside Loch Lomond to Tarbert and Arrochar. The road went around the head of Loch Long and straight up Glen Douglas to the top of Rest And Be Thankful. The bus now left the A 93 main road and proceeded up a narrow single track road until the top around 350 meters above sea level before the road dropped vertically down a valley to the sea at Lochgoilhead. We jumped of the bus at this place and had a half an hour stop at this village.


The scenery on the bus journey to and from Lochgoilhead is very alpine. Some of the most alpine in the British Isles in my estimations. The village down in this fjord was also surrounded by high alpine mountains. But besides of that, the tour was OK, but not particular recommended to tourists. But as a nice half a day out, why not ? We had a nice tour.

Do I recommend Lochgoilhead ? Only for those who loves mountains and want to visit probably the most remote village in the Glasgow area.