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Ardlui is situated at the northern most point of Loch Lomond and is near to some of the best walking routes around the loch, with a ferry to take you across the loch to join the West Highland Way. If you are a serious walker then there is a route to the top of Ben Vorlich next to the Railway Station - by way of a low bridge under the railway. Although Ardlui is a small village it does however have all the amenities that any visitor may expect to find.

- Ardlui Railway Station where you may join the West Highland Line.
- The Ardlui Hotel and Marina with a host of facilities for visitors.
- Ardlui Caravan Park is behind the hotel and it offers caravan & camping pitches.
- The ferry will, on request, take you to the East side to the west Highland Way
- A Bird Centre at Ardlui at the North end of the Station.

If you are walking from Ardlui and following the road take care as there are no footpaths for walkers in either direction. Two miles north of Ardlui is Inverarnan where a footbridge provides alternative access to the West Highland Way.

The Pulpit Rock is just south of Ardlui and a Dr Macfarlane was the last parish minister to use the pulpit rock at Ardlui for the purpose of public worship. It is a huge boulder standing a little from the roadside about a couple of miles south of Ardlui. A deep recess, in the form of a large doorway, has been cut in the face of the rock, and in front of this the pulpit was fixed.