Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park, Scotland, United Kingdom: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2022]

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Traveling to Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park, Scotland, United Kingdom? If you're planning to go to Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park, this article contains some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack.

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Hi! I'm Dev. I've traveled all over the world and in my travels, I have made many packing lists. In this series, my team and I have compiled the most useful information, as well as things we couldn't live without, to help you plan your trip.


When to go to Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park, Scotland, United Kingdom

Based on the climate and weather in Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park, the best time to go is July. See below for details.

Important essentials for Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park, Scotland, United Kingdom

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park, as well as several items to remember to pack when traveling there.

COVID-19 ESSENTIALS FOR 2022


  • Travel insurance that includes COVID-19 coverage

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  • A vaccine card protector

    Vaccine cards often become worn. An unreadable card may result in severe consequences. This vaccine card protector helps avoid that.


  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is a good plane-friendly product.

  • (U.S. Residents) Telehealth COVID-19 test for entry to U.S.

    U.S. residents still need a certified COVID-19 test to return home, but it can now be via Zoom. Learn more


  • Kids' KN95 masks

    N95 masks don't exist for kids. These are a good alternative (and can also be used by adults if N95 masks are not available).


  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.


  • N95 masks

    These N95 masks provide the best level of COVID protection possible.


  • Touchless thermometer

    A touchless thermometer is important to have.

General health necessities

Don't forget these

What to wear/what to pack for Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park, Scotland, United Kingdom by month

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January

January is brisk and very rainy. Temperatures average in the 40s F (single digits C) during the day. There is frost a bit less than half of the time. It rains about two thirds of the time.

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February

February in Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park can be very chilly and somewhat rainy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the 30s F (single digits C). It tends to rain about half of the time. There is frost 5-10 days this month.

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March

March here is cold and very rainy. Temperatures average in the high 40s F (single digits C) during the day. There is frost about a third of the time. It rains about half of the time.

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April

April is pretty cool and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the low 50s F (low 10s C) during the day. There is frost once in a while. It rains about half of the time.

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May

If you vacation in Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park during May, you will probably notice that it can be chilly and somewhat rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 50s F (mid 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 40s F (single digits C). In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about half of the time.

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June

June in Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park is relatively cool and somewhat rainy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the high 40s F (single digits C). It tends to rain about half of the time.

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July

July in this region is mild and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the high 60s F (high 10s C) during the day. It rains about half of the time.

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August

If you visit Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park during August, you might see that it is balmy and somewhat rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the 60s F (high 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 50s F (low 10s C). In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about half of the time.

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September

September for Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park can be chilly and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the low 60s F (mid 10s C) during the day. It rains about half of the time.

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October

In October, Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park can be chilly and very rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the 50s F (low 10s C) range. At night, lows are in the low 40s F (single digits C). This is also a rainy time for Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park, with more than half of the days of the month having rain.

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November

If you visit Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park during November, you may find that it can be very chilly and very rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 40s F (single digits C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 30s F (single digits C). In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about two thirds of the time. There is frost occasionally.

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December

In December, Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park is pretty cool and very rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the 40s F (single digits C) range. At night, lows are in the 30s F (single digits C). This is also a rainy time for Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park, with more than half of the days of the month having rain. There is frost a bit less than half of the time.

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Activities for Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park, Scotland, United Kingdom

Here are some activity recommendations and activity-specific packing tips for Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park.

If you go to Queen Elizabeth Forest Park, you will do a lot of walking. These are a must:


  • Good hiking shoes

    These are designed for this kind of walking, and can breathe and can get wet


  • Ultralight day pack

    Like this, so you don't have to lug around a heavy suitcase.


  • Small portable cooler

    Save money on drinks with this portable cooler.


  • Binoculars

    Like these

Castle hopping? For Balloch Castle Country Park, take:


  • Ultralight day pack

    Like this, so you can carry your stuff.

If you decide to visit The Falls of Dochart, prepare to get wet, and take these:

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