West Dunbartonshire's Outdoor Learning & Conference Centre

What is LLOC?


Loch Lomond Outdoor Centre is a residential outdoor learning and conference centre operated by West Dunbartonshire Council.

About the Outdoor Education Service...


West Dunbartonshire Council Outdoor Education Service has an office based in the 200 acre Balloch Castle Country Park. Nestling on the shores of Loch Lomond we are in the heart of Scotland’s first National Park. With woodlands, mountains and water right on our doorstep we have the perfect setting to experience, explore and enjoy a variety of adventure sports and day activities.

As well as this we have our residential building, Loch Lomond Outdoor Centre, based in Ardlui which is a hamlet in Argyll and Bute. Situated at the top of Loch Lomond, the Outdoor Centre is right on the banks of the Loch with stunning views looking out across the water.


  • To provide a high quality service

  • To provide a wide range of opportunities for people to participate in Outdoor Education

  • Promote Environmental Awareness

  • Maintain a high standard of care and safety

  • Use Outdoor Education to promote fitness, health, recreation and personal development.

  • Enhance and contribute to the curriculum through increased opportunities in Outdoor Learning which places a practical emphasis on classroom subjects

  • Support learning outside the classroom throughout pupil’s school years and beyond to become a responsible citizen with respect for self and others through interdependence with other members of their community.

  • Loch Lomond Outdoor CentreLoch Lomond Outdoor Centre from the hillsA view down Loch Lomond from the Outdoor Centre