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Ben Lomond Hill Race Loch Lomond

Scottish Hill Racing - Ben Lomond Hill Race 2020 at Rowardennan, Loch Lomond This is a popular race on a popular Munro - Ben Lomond. The biggest dangers are colliding with hill walkers and tripping on the stony descent. This race has a high casualty rate, with bloodied knees and several broken ankles in recent years. That said, its a great race with distinct sections of forest trail (largely felled now), open hill, plateau, summit dome, and narrow summit ridge.  Not for the faint hearted!!

Conic Hill

Conic Hill from Gaelic "coinneach", meaning mossy Height: 361 metres (1184 feet) NGR: NS432923 (OS Landranger 56, Explorer 364) Conic Hill is on the east bank of Loch Lomond, beside the village of Balmaha. It is a sharp little summit which is on the Highland Boundary Fault. There is a tiny cairn at the top.

Eight Hill Walks with Views of Loch Lomond

Conic Hill You don’t have to be an experienced hill walker to enjoy Scotland’s most spectacular views. Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park boasts a range of ‘Wee Hills with Big Views’ that can be enjoyed by people of all levels of fitness and experience. With excellent transport links and less than an hour’s drive from the central belt, it’s easy to get to the Park and start enjoying these little gems.

Ben Lomond

Ben Lomond -one of Scotland's most acclaimed landmarks and most popular hill walks. The east side of Loch Lomond is dominated by the large profile of  Ben Lomond, Scotland's most southerly munro (974 metres/3192 feet) and is clearly visible from every area of the loch. It remains one of the most popular hill walks in Scotland with over 30,000 people from all over the world heading for the summit each year. The views from the summit provide a stunning panorama of the contrast between the flat Central Lowlands and the endless mountains of the Highlands

Firkin Point

Firkin Point "The Old Road Lochside Walks" Located between Inverbeg and Tarbet. 3 miles of level surfaced path in either direction. The lochside path is ideal for wheelchair users, families with prams and those who want to get close to the loch. Picnic Area : Car Park : Toilets

The Old Railway and West Highland Walk Way

Begin at Strathblane, by the library and follow the old railway line. Following the route across the Cuilt Brae Road you shall pass Duntreath Castle on your right. Just beyond this follow the sign for the West Highland Way. Past the Farmhouse go uphill to Arlehaven. Leave the West Highland Way here and follow the private road to the left. Beyond the gate bear right to join the the Cuilt Brae at Ardoch. Turn left down the B821 and return to Strathblane via the old railway.

Water Track Walk, Strathblane

Join the old railway line near Strathblane Library and at the Old Station House, turn left and continue up the Cuilt Brae Road (B821). At the first sharp bend take the private road going off right past Ardoch. Follow this road and at the fork bear left. Go through the gate and follow the track until you join the West Highland Way at Arlehaven. Turn right and follow the Way behind Dumgoyach Farm and onto the old railway line. Follow the West Highland Way signs.

Queen Elizabeth Forest Park

Over 75,000 acres of forest park interspersed with dramatic Highland scenery. With the interests of leisure and recreation very much in mind, the park is managed by the Forestry Commission. There are many waymarked paths and trails. The main visitor centre gives a fascinating insight into the life of the forest and lies further east at Aberfoyle in the Trossachs. For access on Loch Lomondside follow the road (B837) to Rowardennan.

Cashel Millennium Forest, Loch Lomond

Cashel Millennium Forest at Loch Lomond provides 800 acres of Scots pine and other indigenous broadleaf trees being planted on the east bank of Loch Lomond. Part of Scotland's exciting environmental intitiative Cashel Forest will eventually form a 3000 acre forest thus recreating Scotland's native woodland. Cashel visitor centre and forest walks are located at Cashel Farm which is located three miles north of Balmaha on Loch Lomond.

Overtoun Estate

This beautiful estate lies approximately 2 miles east of Dumbarton at the foot of the Kilpatrick Hills. Its many attractions include historic gardens, wooded glens and gorges. Guided walks during summer season.

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