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Base for a week - Luss, Balloch or Balmaha? No car.

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Base for a week - Luss, Balloch or Balmaha? No car.

Title says it all really. I'm planning a family trip to the Loch Lomond area in mid-October and having trouble figuring out the best location to base ourselves.

We wont have a car but are happy to take taxis or use public transport where available. At some point in the week I have to go to Dumbarton for a work meeting so I'm narrowing down the choice to places within a reasonable distance of Balloch (where I'll get the train) - hence Luss, Balloch and Balmaha. But have I missed anywhere else that might be good? I'd really consider anywhere scenic with good local walks as long as I can get to Dumbarton by public transport in no more than two hours.

Any advice on the best location would be much appreciated - we'll be spending most days doing easy-ish walks/hikes, exploring the area (two adults, two kids). I'm also having some trouble tracking down public transport info for 'winter' services - can find loads of info on summer services only!

Any advice much much appreciated.

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11. Re: Base for a week - Luss, Balloch or Balmaha? No car.

Wow - thanks all of you for your replies and the research you've done on my behalf, I really appreciate it. I've now 'wandered' around both Luss and Balloch using streetview and I'm torn! They both look great. Will agonise further and let you know the verdict - either way we'll be visiting both Balloch and Luss so all your comments (and reminiscences!) are really useful. Thanks again.

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12. Re: Base for a week - Luss, Balloch or Balmaha? No car.

Alex, If that happened now you would find yourself waking up in Yoker Depot!

Edited: 10 August 2010, 08:16
13. Re: Base for a week - Luss, Balloch or Balmaha? No car.

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