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Walks in Loch Lomond

Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park offer walking opportunities at all levels of ability, from easy rambles for the family, through longer, strenuous hikes to ascents of the major Munros. Here are some of the walks we recommend, but for a full list of walks, visit the Walk Highlands website.


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Balloch Castle Country Park 

A lovely circular walk through Balloch Country Park, with good views over Loch Lomond and a visit to a well-planted walled garden and the outside of Balloch House. 

Distance:  3.5 km / 2.25 miles  

Time:  1 hour 

Ascent:  60m 

Start Grid Ref:  NS391831 

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Balmaha Millennium Forest Path 

This very short walk explores the village of Balmaha. It climbs up to Craigie Fort before returning via a path cut out of the rock on the very edge of Loch Lomond. 

Distance:  2 km / 1.25 miles  

Time:  45 hour 

Ascent:  55m 

Start Grid Ref:  NS391831 

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Ben Lomond 

Ben Lomond is one of the most popular Munros, rewarding the 30,000 people who make it to the top with truly fantastic views of the length of Loch Lomond and its islands. The view to the north reveals range beyond range of mountains into the Highlands. The path up is well made, but the optional return down the Ptarmigan ridge is steep and rocky, and muddy lower down. 

Distance:  12km / 7.5 miles  

Time : 4.5 – 5.5 hours 

Ascent:  990m 

Start Grid Ref:  NS359986 

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The Cobbler  

The Cobbler - also known as Ben Arthur - has the most distinctive outline of any mountain in the Southern Highlands and makes a fantastic shorter hill walk. Extremely popular, the path on the way up has been improved in recent years and once past the initial zig zags makes a pleasant ascent. This route explores both main peaks of the Cobbler before descending on a rugged path between the two. Alternatively, the route can be made easier by returning the same way. 

Distance:  11km / 6.75 miles  

Time:  4 - 6 hours 

Ascent:  990m 

Start Grid Ref:  NN294048 

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Helensburgh to Balloch 

The John Muir Way leaves the pier at Helensburgh to climb up through leafy streets. It passes Charles Rennie Mackintosh's Hill House before picking up a forestry track which climbs to glimpses of Loch Lomond. The route then descends to Loch Lomond Shores (cafes) and follows the waterside to the centre of Balloch. 

Distance : 14.5 km / 9 miles  

Time:  4 – 4.5 hours 

Ascent:  332m 

Start Grid Ref: NS294822 

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