Loch Katrine is a beautiful loch
in the Trossachs, in Scotland. It is the main water supply
for the city of Glasgow.
Loch Katrine was a popular tourist spot in Victorian
times and the steamship SS Sir Walter Scott has been sailing
on the loch for over 100 years. The reason a steamship
is preferred to a diesel engined one is because of the risk of
contaminating the water.
There is a single track road 3/4 of the way
round the Loch and cycles can be hired from the Trossachs
pier. A popular place to stop for a picnic is
Brenachoile Point, as well as picnic tables there are spectacular
views of the loch and the surrounding hills.
This image shows Brenachoile Point in the
right foreground and the peaks in the distance are known as the Arrochar Alps.
The Arrochar Alps consist of Ben Arthur (the
Cobbler), Beinn Ime, Ben Vane, Ben Vorlich and Beinn Narnain