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Summit of Conic Hill

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Excellent viewpoint over Loch Lomond and the Highland Boundary fault line

Allow yourself time to take a break and sit at the top of Conic Hill to survey the landscape around you. Directly in front of the viewpoint on Conic Hill you can see the distinct line of islands across Loch Lomond that mark the geological faultline between the lowlands and the highlands. The geologists who study the Highland Boundary fault and base themselves in Balmaha, believe the fault line was created some 600 million years ago. For more details on the history and geology of the area please click here for the Loch Lomond National Park Leaflet 

As you arrive into Balmaha, take time to visit the National Park Visitor Centre which is in the carpark at the bottom of Conic Hill. Here you will be able to find more information on the geology of Loch Lomond and the surrounding areas.

This may sound far-fetched but one of the tiny islands in front of you is inhabited by wild wallabies! Inchconnachan Island has been home to some of Australia's wallabies since the 1940's. The wallabies were introduced by Lady Arran Colquhoun who was a lover of exotic animals and a fairly eccentric lady.  In 1980 Lady Arran become known as "the fastest granny on the water" after reaching 103mph on her speedboat.

 

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Fraser MacRae
Updated: May 21, 2019

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23.4 km
7:00 h
460 m
489 m
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3:30 h
306 m
356 m
23.4 km
7:00 h
460 m
489 m
30.7 km
9:00 h
434 m
474 m
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