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Balmaha - Loch Lomond and Trossachs Park South

Balmaha to Rowardennan on the east side of Loch Lomond is simply exquisite. The road to Balmaha and beyond is via Drymen and eventually leads to Rowardennan at the road end. The area is beautiful all year round is full of accommodation providers campsites, beaches on the loch and restaurants. There numerous walks up hills and through glens. There are waterfalls, and wild life in abundance. The West Highland Way tracks through all of this area and therefore there are always walkers all year round. 

Loch Lomond is 21 miles long and 4 miles wide at its widest. There is a lot of scenery which changes in every bay or hill. The road to Rowardennan allows you to see some of the most stunning scenery in a short drive.

From Rowardennan those who like hill walking can climb Ben Lomond the most southerly of the Scottish 284 Munros (mountains over 3000ft)

Despite the southerly location of this part of the park and its proximity to Glasgow, wild life is abundant. It is not uncommon to see Golden Eagles, Ospreys and red deer in the same day.

 

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The islands of the loch can best be observed from the Balmaha to Rowardennan area. They all have different histories to be discovered. The island closest to this shore is Inchcailloch, which at one time supported a nunnery. The village itself supports a boatyard which is family run. From here the Royal mail boat service and ferry to the islands has been and still is running. Many visitors use this to visit the islands where they can visit the mainy ruins and old graveyards while enjoying the peaceful surroundings and of course the stunning scenery.

Conic Hill is a great small hill to climb from here and at the top you are rewarded with views all around the loch including excellent views of the lochs many islands. After the walk you can enjoy the village and its facilities.

Balmaha and Rowardennan in Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park, Scotland

 

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