Balmaha

Toilets Family Friendly Paths Refreshments Dogs Welcome Parking Public Access Disabled Toilets On Long Distance Path Coach Parking Gift Shop Picnic Tables

Site Location

OS Landranger Map: 56

OS Grid Reference: NS4291

Latitude: 56.08

Longitude: -4.54

View from Conic Hill over Loch Lomond
At Balmaha, take a walk along the Highland Boundary Fault zone, evidence of a time where Scotland was split into a series of mini continents, known as “terranes”. Enjoy a mixture of sedimentary and metamorphic rocks, and stunning views across Loch Lomond.
The “Balmaha  – a short geological trail” leaflet is available here. A more detailed excursion itinerary can be found here.
Balmaha lies within the Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park. An extensive report on the geodiversity of the National Park can be found here.
Refreshments are available at the very popular pub in the village and from the village shop. Toilets are available at the NP Visitor Centre or at the pub (by arrangement with Stirling Council).

 

Public transport to Balmaha is a local bus service from Balloch via Drymen. Drymen can be reached by bus from Glasgow Buchanan Street, while Balloch can be reached by bus or suburban train from Glasgow.

The Highland Boundary Fault, which separates the Highlands from the Lowlands, with metamorphic rocks to the north and sedimentary rocks to the south.