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Conic Hill, Balmaha

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Conic Hill is a hill in Stirling, Scotland. 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 (80 km) to the south west. In addition, the rounded outline of Ailsa Craig in the Clyde Estuary is sometimes visible.It is accessible for walking, and forms part of the West Highland Way. During the lambing season, dogs are not allowed in the two enclosed fields on the east approach to Conic Hill, even if they are on a lead. The season normally lasts for around three weeks at the end of April and early May. However, this does not affect access with a dog to Conic Hill from the Balmaha direction.The hill is accessible by public transport, with buses and ferry's arriving in Balmaha. There is also a car park at the base, allowing those with own vehicles a place to park before climbing the hill.In August 2013, 8 members of Deafblind Scotland ascended the hill with help from rangers and guides.
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  • Wife and I climbed Conic Hill today. Mildly challenging. Pity fogy day so views weren't great. Up and down in less than 1hr 30 mins. Recommended for a day out, easy enough for children and dogs. 
  • We took this walk on a windy day it was a lovely excillirating walk and also very enjoyable we didn't quite make it to the top as it was quite windy but the views from where we got to were stunning th...  more »
  • Although it was very windy and cloudy I managed to get to the top of this hill. It's an easy 90 minute walk up and down and the Balmaha car park with visitor centre and electric car points makes it an...  more »