Conic Hill, Balmaha

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Conic Hill is a sharp little summit rising above Balmaha. Right on the Highland Boundary Fault, this short hillwalk offers truly fantastic views over Loch Lomond and its many islands.


Good path on the ascent, with steps. The detour from the West Highland Way up to the summit involves a short rocky scramble.

Public Transport

The walk begins from the huge car park in the centre of Balmaha, which also has an information centre. The path leaves from the very back of the car park close to an information board. It immediately divides at a t-junction; turn right here along the track, and at the next junction turn left onto a path; this section of the walk is marked by the Thistle symbols of the West Highland Way. The well-made path now climbs up through the trees before leaving the forest via a small gate, with Conic Hill in view ahead. The path climbs steeply with flights of wooden steps, aiming for the gap between Conic Hill and its nearer neighbour.


Balmaha car park. Map and directions.

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