Discover the jewel of Loch Lomond – the tranquil wooded isle of Inchcailloch. The island is easily accessed, and two walking routes allow you to explore.
You can wander through the woods in search of iconic species such as the capercaillie. Or head straight to the top of the island for fabulous views of Ben Lomond. Along the way you’ll find a ruined medieval church, the remains of an abandoned farm and plenty of peaceful oakwoods.
This handy booklet describes the two walking routes and tells you:
• what to look out for
• how to look after this fragile island habitat
• the history of the island
There is also a chart with flowers, trees and birds to spot and tick off.
You’ll also learn about the island’s geological history. Inchcailloch sits right on the Highland Boundary Fault, where two continents collided more than 400 million years ago. Find out how this breathtaking landscape was formed.
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