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Photographer: Brian Horisk/AdventureArt, Fife, Scotland

Route Filmstrip & Description

Luss is a beautiful conservation village settled on the west bank of Loch Lomond. The area around the car park is well serviced with shops, accessible toilets and a visitor centre. Views of Loch Lomond and Ben Lomond can be taken in along this short, circular walk, as well as picturesque cottages, Luss Parish Church, the river and the meadows beyond. The walk takes approximately 45 minutes and for the most part is suitable for wheelchairs, although some visitors may find that the narrow kissing-gate, located at the entrance to the River Walk is restrictive.

Surveyed by: Andy Johnson, September 2010 (Autumn)
Accessibility Rating: 3More Information
Distance: 1.8 km

Public Transport: No
Car Park: No
Steps: No
Barriers: No
Toilets: No
The Luss Heritage Trail starts form the main car park in Luss where several disabled parking bays are available.

Blue Badge parking bays The Luss Heritage Trail starts form the main car park in Luss where several disabled parking bays are available.

Accessible toilets are available on the main car park.

Accessible toilets Accessible toilets are available on the main car park.

Accessible toilets.

Accessible toilets Accessible toilets.

Diabled parking is free and there are no charges during the winter months.

Blue Badge parking bays Diabled parking is free and there are no charges during the winter months.

With the Loch to your left, head toward the far end of the car park where the shops  are located.

Start With the Loch to your left, head toward the far end of the car park where the shops are located.

The trail is well serviced with shops, refreshments and visitor information. Continue straight-on onto Murray Place, with the car park behind you.

Visitor Centre The trail is well serviced with shops, refreshments and visitor information. Continue straight-on onto Murray Place, with the car park behind you.

At the end of Murray Place, turn left onto School Road.

Direction At the end of Murray Place, turn left onto School Road.

At the end of School Road, turn left at the T-junction on to Pier Road.

Direction At the end of School Road, turn left at the T-junction on to Pier Road.

Continue straight on towards the Pier.

Path Continue straight on towards the Pier.

View from the Pier across Loch Lomond.

View View from the Pier across Loch Lomond.

At the Pier bear Right, keeping the Loch on your left hand side.

Path At the Pier bear Right, keeping the Loch on your left hand side.

Seating is available, although some are in need of repair.

Seat Seating is available, although some are in need of repair.

There are four seating areas alongside the Loch.

Seat There are four seating areas alongside the Loch.

The measurement between the wall and the bench was 1 metre or over, allowing for limited wheelchair access.

Width The measurement between the wall and the bench was 1 metre or over, allowing for limited wheelchair access.

Turn Right past the white cottage.

Direction Turn Right past the white cottage.

 

Path

There are minor step level changes along with changes in surface texture.

Step There are minor step level changes along with changes in surface texture.

Keep Right and head uphill towards Luss Chruch. The incline was measured at approximately 8%(1:12)

Gradient Keep Right and head uphill towards Luss Chruch. The incline was measured at approximately 8%(1:12)

The gap between the post and the field gate was 900mm, which some visitors may find restrictive.

Width The gap between the post and the field gate was 900mm, which some visitors may find restrictive.

This entrance way also had a cross gradient of 8% (1:12)

Gradient This entrance way also had a cross gradient of 8% (1:12)

There is  a significant step level change when rejoining the road.

Step There is a significant step level change when rejoining the road.

Luss Visitors Centre.

Visitor Centre Luss Visitors Centre.

Luss Church is on your left hand side.

Feature of Interest Luss Church is on your left hand side.

Continue straight-on past the Church on Stephenson Way.

Path Continue straight-on past the Church on Stephenson Way.

Whilst the surfacing on Stephenson Way is good, the road heads downhill on a gradient of 8% (1:12)

Gradient Whilst the surfacing on Stephenson Way is good, the road heads downhill on a gradient of 8% (1:12)

Look out for, and follow the sign to River Path

Direction Look out for, and follow the sign to River Path

 

Path

Follow the River Path and go through the wooden kissing-gate.

Gate Follow the River Path and go through the wooden kissing-gate.

The gate has a complicated latch mechanism which may be difficult to open.

Gate The gate has a complicated latch mechanism which may be difficult to open.

The kissing gate has a narrow entrance and enclosure, measuring 900mm. Some visitors may find this gate restrictive.

Gate The kissing gate has a narrow entrance and enclosure, measuring 900mm. Some visitors may find this gate restrictive.

From here the River Path is level, well surfaced and at a suitable width.

Path From here the River Path is level, well surfaced and at a suitable width.

Continue straight-on, keeping the River on your left.

Path Continue straight-on, keeping the River on your left.

 

Path

The path has pleasant veiws of the surrounding Luss Hills.

View The path has pleasant veiws of the surrounding Luss Hills.

View of the Luss Hills and Ben Lomond.

View View of the Luss Hills and Ben Lomond.

 

Path

Accessible benches are located on this part of the trail.

Seat Accessible benches are located on this part of the trail.

The benches are situated next to the River.

Seat The benches are situated next to the River.

The path winds back on itself as you begin to head back toward the village.

Path The path winds back on itself as you begin to head back toward the village.

 

Path

Continue straight on past the steps, with the wall on your left.

Direction Continue straight on past the steps, with the wall on your left.

 

Path

The wicket gate can be accessed relatively easily, although it only opens in the direction of the path.

Gate The wicket gate can be accessed relatively easily, although it only opens in the direction of the path.

The gate does not have any latches so it is easier to open.

Gate The gate does not have any latches so it is easier to open.

Go through the wicket gate and head onto the pavement.

Path Go through the wicket gate and head onto the pavement.

Follow this pavement back towards the village.

Path Follow this pavement back towards the village.

Follow the pavement on a slight incline for approximtely 90 metres.

Path Follow the pavement on a slight incline for approximtely 90 metres.

 

Path

Bear right opposite the Colquhoun Arms.

Direction Bear right opposite the Colquhoun Arms.

Bear right here.

Direction Bear right here.

More seating is available, although some visitors may find that the cobbled stones are restrictive.

Surface More seating is available, although some visitors may find that the cobbled stones are restrictive.

Follow Pier Road toward the Car Park.

Path Follow Pier Road toward the Car Park.

 

Path

Drop kerbs and surface changes are present along Pier Road.

Surface Drop kerbs and surface changes are present along Pier Road.

Cross the road and take the next left onto School Road.

Direction Cross the road and take the next left onto School Road.

Ben Lomond dominates the view from the village.

View Ben Lomond dominates the view from the village.

Follow the incline on School Road toward the car park.

Path Follow the incline on School Road toward the car park.

Take the next Right on to Murray Place to return to the car park.

Direction Take the next Right on to Murray Place to return to the car park.

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