Throughout the year there is plenty to do at Castle Loch and the next few pages gives you a few idea.
The Events page details the numerous activities the Trust runs throughout the year. We run a whole range of activities aimed at all ages, tastes, and abilities, from Easter Egg trails for the little ones, to social history lectures on curling on Castle Loch, and everything in between. Keep an eye on the website for regular updates.
The Fishing and Sailing page covers all things to do with enjoying the water’s of the loch. While the ‘on a dry day‘ gives you links to various leaflets that will help guide you on various walks around the loch and nearby town. We can’t guarantee it will be dry for you all the time, so we have also included a few indoors activities to try on the ‘on a wet day‘ page.
Wild swimming, kayaking and other watery activities: One or two people do wild swim in the loch with safety visual buoys, and others for triathlon training, the same also goes for launching kayaks and canoes. The easiest place to enter the water is from the car park near the bowls club. Please note that the loch does have blue green algae blooms from time to time, usually late summer if it has been particularly warm and sultry (so not that often then!). When we receive reports of it, usually via SEPA, we put a note up on the Facebook page. The one thing we do ask is that you avoid the wildlife sanctuary area, which, as you enter the water, is the bay down on the far right side – see map http://www.castleloch.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/0484-14-Castle-Loch-Leaflet-update.pdf
Volunteering: As a ‘rule of thumb’ we run a monthly weekend group on the 1st Saturday and a monthly weekday group on the 3rd Thursday. These usually meet at Lochfield Cottage, by the car park on the A709, and run between 10am – 1pm. See the page for more details.