Drymen is a popular base for hill walkers as it is only 14 miles along the Loch before you reach Rowardenna, at the foot of Scotland’s southernmost Munroe, Ben Lomond. Many walkers of the West Highland Way pass through Drymen, a 95 mile trek that starts in Milngavie, North of Glasgow and ends in Fort William. Part of the West Highland Way can be pursued on a trip to Drymen e.g. Drymen to Balmaha and normally takes about a day.
Aside from walking there is golfing facilities nearby at the Buchanan Golf Course. Fishing permits can be obtained locally and also in nearby Balmaha which offers cruises to Loch Lomond. There are many cycle routes and bike hire can be obtained locally in Drymen village.
Places to visit that are commutable by car include Scotland’s National Park. Taste your favourite malt at Glengoyne distillery which is near Killearn. Visit the last paddle steamer of Loch Lomond, “Maid of the Loch” at Balloch.
If your trip is planned for the summer months you can enjoy a traditional pipe band that plays in the village green every Thursday throughout July and August. Also in the summer there are highland games and many neighbouring festivals.
Drymen has all the facilities you will require including bank, post office, supermarket, arts and crafts shop, outdoors shop, restaurants, pubs and hotels. There is also a local tourist information (tel 01360 660068) where you can expect expert advice and information about planning your visit.