Rowardennan SYHA

Hostel in Eastern Shore

Where the road ends on the eastern side of Loch Lomond is this postcard-quality retreat in an elegant ex-hunting lodge with lawns stretching right down to the water's edge. Whether you're walking the West Highland Way, climbing Ben Lomond or just putting your feet up, it's a great choice, with a huge lounge that has windows overlooking the loch.

Meals are available, including packed lunches for walkers, and there's a pub a short walk away. The wi-fi is a patchy satellite link.