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Inchcailloch summit

Inchcailloch is a small island located on Loch Lomond and accessible via a boat from Balmaha. The island is part of a National Nature Reserve and boasts lovely woodlands, a chance to spot wildlife and fantastic views over the loch.

View towards Luss

A waymarked trail (see the information board on the island or click here) offers a fairly easy-going circuit of the isle with the highest point at 85m giving a superb viewpoint. A panorama on a fine day takes in the peaks of many mountains and hills close to Loch Lomond, including the iconic outline of Ben Lomond.

Evidence of the Highland Boundary Fault

Did you know that Inchcailloch and several other islands in the loch lie on the Highland Boundary Fault, which separates the Scottish Highlands from the Lowlands?

You can find information about the trail around the island and up the summit here.

We want everyone to enjoy the National Park in a safe and responsible manner. Be aware that the owners of the land you are crossing might be engaged in deer management and other land management activities and you can help minimise the chance of disturbance. Read more about it in the Heading to the Hills practical guide.

Hiking and hillwalking are risk sports. Always ensure you are prepared before heading out to the hills – information and practical advice on how to stay safe can be found by reading about Safety and skills in the mountains from Mountaineering Scotland.

Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park Authority cannot be held responsible for any accidents, injuries or damage sustained whilst hiking in the Park. All persons taking part in such activities do so at their own risk, acknowledging and accepting the risk of accident, injury or damage.

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