Tuesday, 28 April 2015

Conic Hill - Loch Lomond

Conic Hill is a hill in StirlingScotland. It 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. From the top, it offers great views over Loch Lomond and towards Glasgow. On a clear day it is even possible to see Goat Fell on the Isle of Arran, which is about 50 miles (80km) to the south west. In addition, the rounded outline of Ailsa Craig in the Clyde Estuary is sometimes visible.

Before starting my hill climb, I walked from the camp site along a section of the West Highland Way to the little village of Balmaha at the foot of the hill.

Weather wise, I was treated to a mix of bright sunshine with occasional strong winds and horizontal hail storms. All good fun.


  1. We were over that way a couple of years ago when we did the West Highland Way - it's a long walk all the way along the Loch!

  2. I remembered you had walked the West Highland Way Martin, and I thought of what a long slog it must be through the woods along the loch.