Located in the Loch Lomond & Trossachs National Park, Lochgoilhead sits at the head of Loch Goil, a fjord type sea loch. Only an hour from the Erskine Bridge, Glasgow Airport the M8 and Glasgow. The village is accessed from the Rest & Be Thankful pass by way of a 6 miles (10 km) single-track road. The area is surrounded by hills and mountains, with loch views, and a range of accommodation, leisure activities and entertainment. Carrick Castle lies on the west shore 4 miles (6.4 km) south of Lochgoilhead.
Several Scottish Sea Fishing shore records are attributed to the Loch:
|Species||Weight||Angler / Year|
|Gurnard, Streaked||01-06-08||H. L. Smith, 1971|
|Haddock||06-12-00||G. Stevenson, 1976|
|Pipefish, Greater||00-01-13||J.C. Ogilvie, 1992|
|Wrasse, Goldsinny||00-01-13||T. Lambert, 1977|
The landscape at Loch Goil shows its remoteness and Highland grandeur with the Arrochar Alps surrounding with conifers in the Highlands of Scotland.
- Map showing Loch Goyll (Loch Goil), circa 1600, National Library of Scotland