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Conic Hill, Balmaha

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4.9/5 based on 180 reviews on the web
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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  • Even under backpacks in 15-20 kg donated that climbed to the top. Look stunning! In bad weather, however, saying that the pleasure of walking. But the Sun was shining, and even at the end of August we managed to thoroughly get tanned. The southern slope more convenient for ascent and descent than the North.
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  • Stunning views, quite windy near the top and can be a bit steep at parts but all in all a good starter for budding hill walkers!! 
  • Climbed this as part of the WHW and enjoyed the views of the harbor below. Despite what people may say, this is a gradual climb and not too demanding if taken slow. 
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