Running Advent Calendar – Day 2 – Loch Lomond, Scotland

2 Dec

December 2nd is Day 2 of my Running Advent Calendar, where I will be exploring different running route from somewhere in the world everyday until December 24th.

Today I look at the Loch Lomond region in Scotland and the beautiful park I was able to run in during my honeymoon in 2010.

Loch Lomond, Scotland

The Loch Lomond region is about 30 minutes from Glasgow and the village of Balloch was the first stop my husband and I made on our honeymoon through Scotland and Ireland. On our first day there, we discovered this beautiful park and knew right away that it would be the perfect spot for a run.

The following afternoon, we set out for a short run through the park in Balloch.

Loch Lomond

A few kilometers into our run and much to our surprise, we came across an old castle, later discovered it was called Balloch Castle, and had to stop for a quick photo (you don’t see castle every day while out for a run in Canada!)

Balloch Castle

We finished up a loop through the park and covered about 5km. It was wonderfully scenic, calm and stumbling upon an old castle was pretty exciting for a couple of Canadians!

Stay tuned for Day 3 of the Running Advent Calendar tomorrow and in case you missed it, you can check out Day 1 of the  Running Day Advent – Lakeside, PEI, Canada.

M.

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28 Responses to “Running Advent Calendar – Day 2 – Loch Lomond, Scotland”

  1. Brittany December 2, 2012 at 8:12 pm #

    This is so awesome!! What a fun idea! Great job on the run!

    • Mary December 2, 2012 at 8:18 pm #

      Thanks Brittany! Got the idea from Carina at http://crriena.wordpress.com/. This was definitely a memorable run because it was shared with my husband on our honeymoon.

  2. terrepruitt December 3, 2012 at 5:06 pm #

    Ha, I might take up running if I were doing it around the world! Fun stuff!

    • Mary December 3, 2012 at 5:09 pm #

      Thanks! It has been amazing to run in different cities around the world!

  3. marob23 December 8, 2012 at 7:38 am #

    Mary – I am enjoying your running advent calendar. I used to work at Loch Lomond at Cameron House resort near to Balloch ( but was not a runner in those days ). It’s a lovely part of the world and always nice to run near water.

    • Mary December 8, 2012 at 9:46 am #

      That’s great! My husband and I loved that area. The people were amazing too. When we said we were on the first day of our honeymoon they treated us to a lovely Scottish drink!

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