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.
Balmaha lies within the Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park. A report from BGS gives an overview of geodiversity in the National Park.
Strathclyde Geoconservation Group members have created a series of short information sheets to help introduce local geology to a wider audience. The Highland Boundary Fault zone at Balmaha is one such site. The information sheet gives a brief overview of the significance of the Highland Boundary Fault zone.
Public transport to Balmaha is a local bus service from Balloch via Drymen. Balloch can be reached by bus or suburban train from Glasgow. There is a charge for use of the Stirling Council car park in Balmaha. Refreshments are available in the village and there is also a village shop. Toilets are available at the NP Visitor Centre during opening hours.