Things to Do near Balmaha

Conic Hill

The Conic Hill is an extremely popular site visited by thousands of hill walkers every year. Conic Hill is a sharp little summit rising above Balmaha. Right on the Highland Boundary Fault, this short hill walk offers truly fantastic views over Loch Lomond and its many islands. 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.

Inchailloch Island

Less than a 10min boat ride out to Inchcailloch island but is a lovely way to get out on the Loch. The island itself has three walking routes. There is an old graveyard to visit. It is worth taking on the steeper walking route up to the peak of the island as this offers views over Loch Lomond and to Ben Lomond and other mountains beyond.. A wonderful quiet and peaceful nature reserve. Enjoy waymarked walks with spectacular views. Compost toilets and a picnic area with barbeque stands. Camping by arrangement with national park rangers.

Tom Weir Statue

This statue is such a nice tribute to the iconic hill walker and Scottish celebrity Tom Weir. Tom was a famous walker, writer and broadcaster. He lived by Loch Lomond and was a wonderful advocate for walking and hiking in Scotland. The statue is placed directly across from the Balmaha Lodges entrance , by the loch side in picture perfect Balmaha. Whilst visiting Balmaha, it can’t be missed.

Sweeny Cruises

This one-hour circular tour of Loch Lomond's South basin enjoys views of the magnificent Ben Lomond and passes a number of Loch Lomond's stately homes and castles along the shoreline. Venture out towards Inchmurrin Island- the largest of Loch Lomond's 33 islands and home to the ancient remains of Lennox Castle, which in the 14th century sheltered a fugitive Robert the Bruce before he was to become King of Scotland.

National Visitor Centre, Balmaha

The visitor centre is based in the pretty village of Balmaha, one of the most popular locations in the Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park. Set on the east side of the iconic Loch Lomond and at the foot of Conic Hill on the famous West Highland Way, it offers stunning woodlands, water and mountains. The Centre also has internet access, children’s activities, a play area and public toilets.