The Upper Clyde

The sea lochs of the Upper Clyde penetrate deep into Scotland’s mountains. The aptly described Loch Long will take you to the foot of the Arrrochar Alps and the opportunity to bag a Munro. Loch Goil is a branch off Loch Long to the west, and has two attractive destinations – Carrick Castle near the mouth of the loch, and Lochgoilhead at its head.

Loch Fyne is the longest of all the sea lochs, starting south of Tarbert then snaking its way north past Ardrishaig at the entrance to the Crinan Canal and on to places like Otter Ferry, Loch Goil, Crarae, Furnace, Strachur and Inverary. Many of the hotels and hostelries along the way provide visitor moorings.

A new option for the cruising sailor is a trip up the Clyde to the heart of Glasgow.There are pontoons on either side of the river at the new BBC building; they are free to use, but should be booked in advance.