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Balmaha to Rowardennan

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Map / Balmaha to Rowardennan
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Follow the path along the shore of Loch Lomond to reach Rowardennan. 

moderate
12.1 km
3:17 h
153 m
133 m

From Balmaha the path alternates between the loch shore, natural forest, and headlands. There are numerous short steep climbs along this section of the route. The scenery, forest, and birdlife between Balmaha and Rowardennan are outstanding.

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Author
Catherine Allan 
Updated: April 05, 2019

Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
88 m
Lowest point
12 m
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This route is used in the following itineraries:

WSSWHW1

WSSWHW2

WSSWHW3

WSSWHW4

WSSWHW5

WSSWHW6

WSSWHW7

WSSWHW9

Start

Balmaha town centre (15 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
56.084274, -4.539800
UTM
30V 404179 6216527

Destination

Rowardennan

Turn-by-turn directions

These maps and routes are designed to be used in conjunction with our traditional documentation. We have recently embarked on a conversion initiative to bring the two elements together, and this itinerary will be covered in due course.

In the meantime, using the two elements alongside each other should go a long way to ensure you have a safe, enjoyable and problem free day.

Arrival by train, car, foot or bike


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Reviews

3.5
(4)
Mike Bowman
September 07, 2019 · Community
This leg seemed longer than 7.5 miles. My GPS had Drymen to Rowardennan at 16.5. Another couple had it at 17. Anyway, great hikes along the lake, lots of up and down (some short and steep) and primarily in a forest. You also end up next to, then away from, the lake quite a few times. Great second day.
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Leaving Balmaha
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About halfway bereeen Balmaha and Rowardennan
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From the Rowardennan Hotel
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Dee Hyde
August 06, 2019 · Community
2x 50+ from NZ. This is quite a short walk, so we took some time to catch the ferry over to Inchcialloch Island with lovely views from the top before leaving Balmaha. Take heart, the steep bit is short and sharp. At approximately 9km in, according to our app.
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Kate Green
July 10, 2019 · Community
This was a tough hike. We underestimated the number of STEEP hills we would have to climb and descend. The scenery was absolutely beautiful!
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Reviews
Difficulty
moderate
Distance
12.1 km
Duration
3:17 h
Ascent
153 m
Descent
133 m

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Highest point
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Lowest point
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