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Drymen to Balmaha

· 4 reviews · Hiking trail
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Map / Drymen to Balmaha
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Walk through lush forest, and climb Conic Hill on the shores of Loch Lomond. 

easy
11.3 km
3:17 h
306 m
356 m

Leave Drymen and begin to climb towards Conic Hill, which sits astride the Great Divide, separating the highlands and lowlands of Scotland. The climb is fairly steep but on reaching the summit you can enjoy fantastic views over Loch Lomond, Britain’s largest body of fresh water covering 27 square miles. You will descend a steep path towards Balmaha, a small village nestling in a protected bay on the shores of bonnie Loch Lomond. 

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Author
Catherine Allan 
Updated: April 05, 2019

Difficulty
easy
Technique
Stamina
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Landscape
Highest point
325 m
Lowest point
15 m
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This route is used in the following itineraries:

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Start

Outskirts of Drymen (10-minute trip from Drymen town centre) (64 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
56.068215, -4.439903
UTM
30V 410358 6214606

Destination

Town centre of Balmaha

Turn-by-turn directions

These maps and routes are designed to be used in conjunction with the guidebook provided. We are 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

4.2
(4)
Mike Bowman
September 07, 2019 · Community
Our day was Drymen to Rowardennan and Balmaha is a halfway point. It took us about 4 hrs to get to Balmaha which included a slow ascent/descent of the last part of Conic Hill in a steady rain. Most of this trail is easy but I would rate the up/down of Conic Hill as moderate.
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Approaching Conic Hill, with Loch Lomond to its left.
Photo: Mike Bowman, Community
Sharing the trail with some locals!
Photo: Mike Bowman, Community
Conic Hill summit overlooking Loch Lomond.
Photo: Mike Bowman, Community
Descending Conic Hill, looking down into Balmaha.
Photo: Mike Bowman, Community
Dee Hyde
August 06, 2019 · Community
2x 50+ from NZ. The mist cleared at the top of Conic Hill, which was lovely. Some difficult bits picking our way down the other side, but definitely doable.
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Difficulty
easy
Distance
11.3 km
Duration
3:17 h
Ascent
306 m
Descent
356 m
Healthy climate

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Highest point
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Lowest point
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