The Three Lochs Way, which saw its final section completed this year, has been praised in the Scottish Parliament.
Jackie Baillie, whose Dumbarton constituency includes the route lodged a motion at the Scottish Parliament praising the Three Lochs Way. The text of the motion reads
“That the Parliament celebrates the walking trail, the Three Lochs Way, one of Scotland’s Great Trails, which links Loch Lomond, the Gareloch and Loch Long; understands that the Three Lochs Way links several communities along the Clyde Sea Lochs fringe of Scotland’s first national park; notes that the route encompasses woodlands, loch and mountain views, seventeenth century clan battle grounds, hydroelectric installations and Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s The Hill House; thanks the volunteer members of the Helensburgh and District Access Trust who manage and maintain the trail, and encourages everyone to walk the Three Lochs Way.”
The 34-mile route runs from Balloch to Inveruglas, with a total ascent of approximately 1,500 metres.
Helensburgh and District Access Trust convener, Anne Urquhart, said the group was very grateful for the support, adding: “It really is very heartening to see the Three Lochs Way getting the recognition it deserves.
“Our area is beginning to win more and more attention from walkers and cyclists, a trend which will be further enhanced now that the John Muir Way link between Helensburgh and Balloch has been completed.”