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East Loch Lomond – Balmaha

There’s plenty to do in Balmaha, from short walks and steep climbs with great views to boat trips and island exploration. If you’d like to learn more about the village and the surrounding area, pop into the National Park Visitor Centre in the car park and get first hand explanations from one of our Rangers.

The Conic Hill path is closed until Friday 31st March to allow the path to be widened and strengthened.  There is no access to Conic Hill from either side.  This work is the first phase of a package of essential maintenance and improvement works over the next three years.

Climb Conic Hill


Conic Hill


View of Loch Lomond from Conic Hill

From Conic Hill you’ll enjoy great views across Loch Lomond and along the Highland Boundary Fault. Allow 3 – 4 hours for the climb and enjoying the views. If you need a picnic, refreshments can be bought from the Village Shop.

Relax with a leisurely stroll

Try the Millennium Forest Trail and explore the woods around the lochshores and village. The trail is 1 mile long and will take about 45 minutes.

Explore Loch Lomond Nature Reserve on Inchcailloch


Loch Lomond Nature Reserve

Boats from Balmaha Boat Yard leave every 15 minutes (9.30am – 5pm, Easter to October). Once on the island explore the woodlands and spot wildlife from one of two walking routes. Make sure you include the summit path if you can for lovely views across the loch and surrounding mountains and check our events page for ranger based activities throughout the summer.

Cruise the Loch


Loch Cruises

From the boat yard you can also jump on a Waterbus to Luss and back and enjoy the views from the loch. Cruises last 30 minutes one way or 60 minutes return.

Fancy a bite to eat? There are shops and places to grab a bite to eat in the village.

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