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Loch Arklet

Loch Arklet is delightfuly located between the west end of Loch Katrine and Inversnaid on Loch Lomond. Eleven miles from Aberfoyle on the B829 you will come to a T junction, turn left for Inversnaid. Loch Arklet is the Loch on your left.

There is a walk along the river from Loch Arklet to Loch Lomond - sometimes steep! A little way up the hill from the footbridge at the waterfall beside Loch Lomond there is a path leading to viewpoints on the way to the Dam at Loch Arklet.

Your nostrils may be assaulted by a strange animal smell as you explore the area. This is the distinctive smell of the feral goats which roam the shores of loch Lomond and which sometimes venture into the vicinity of Loch Arklet. Keep your eyes open during summer and Autumn for ospreys which have been seen swooping on loch Arklet for a trout lunch!

The level of Loch Arklet was raised by the dam at the west end of the loch. This was erected in the early part of the 20th century to supplement the supply from Loch Katrine which provides Glasgow with water. On the north shore of Arklet is Corriearklet farm where Rob Roy was married to Mary (Helen) McGregor (Campbell) who lived a little way south of Loch Arklet at Comer Farm in the shadow of Ben Lomond.

Fly fishing for brown trout is possible but only only permitted by boat.