About East Loch Lomond Woodland
Balmaha is a gateway to the Highlands. Pause here before climbing up through the Balmaha Pass heading towards Cashel, Sallochy, Rowardennan and Ben Lomond.
Conic Hill towers behind the car park. There are superb viewpoints for walkers on the West Highland Way - the long distance footpath from Milngavie to Fort William. You can also relax on the peaceful wooded shores of east Loch Lomond.
The woodland walks also afford fine views - but without such physical effort - over the islands of Loch Lomond. These islands mark the line of the Highland Boundary Fault.
Beyond the pass lies the Loch Lomond oak woods. Managed for the last 300 to 400 years for charcoal, tannin and timber, the wood is now a ‘site of special scientific interest’ and home to a wide variety of animal and plant life.
Camping at Sallochy
How to get there:
East Loch Lomond Woodland is part of Queen Elizabeth Forest Park. Drymen and Balmaha are the nearest towns or villages.
Travel via the A811 from Stirling and Balloch to Drymen, or the A81 from Glasgow and Callander.
The nearest railway station is Balloch.
OS Grid Reference: NS421908
For details of public transport visit http://www.travelinescotland.com
Start your visit from:Sallochy car park
What's on in Queen Elizabeth Forest Park
- Christmas At The Lodge Saturday 30 November 2013 to Sunday 1 December 2013
Saturday 7 December 2013 to Sunday 8 December 2013
Saturday 14 December 2013 to Sunday 15 December 2013
Saturday 21 December 2013 to Sunday 22 December 2013
Cowal & Trossachs