GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Balmaha Forest

1 miles (2 km)

This walk takes you along Loch Lomond, through woodland to Craigie Fort. The walk starts from the Balmaha car park/visitor centre where there's plenty of parking. It's a short climb along peaceful woodland trails to the fort where there are super views across the loch.
If you would like to continue your walk in this area then you could climb Conic Hill for great views over the loch. You could also catch the ferry to Inchcailloch Island and enjoy nature trails and a little beach.


G63 0JQ - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Balmaha Forest OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Balmaha Forest Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking


The Oak Tree Inn sits in a lovely location next to Loch Lomond in Balmaha. The award winning inn serves good quality food and has a fine selection of ales. If the weather is fine you can sit outside under the eponymous oak tree. They also provide rooms if you would like to stay in the area. You can find them at postcode G63 0JQ for your sat navs.

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

The epic West Highland Way runs through Balmaha. You could pick up the long distance trail and follow it north along the loch to Rowardennan on the Balmaha to Milarrochy Bay and Rowardennan Walk. It's a popular section of the waymarked trail with a visit to the beautiful Milarrochy Bay a real highlight.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Loch Lomond and the Trossachs Walks page.


Forest path, Balmaha - - 1727022

Forest path, Balmaha. Just north of the car park, beneath the Conic Hill.

High trees behind Balmaha car park - - 828047

High trees behind Balmaha car park. In the Balmaha Plantation of the Queen Elizabeth Forest Park.

The start of the Millennium Forest Footpath at Balmaha - - 1404713

The start of the Millennium Forest Footpath at Balmaha. The view of the start of the Balmaha Millennium Forest Footpath at the far end of a large car park at the visitor centre in Balmaha. Officially the walk starts at the Visitor Centre

Forest path, Balmaha Plantation - - 1727031

Forest path, Balmaha Plantation


GPS Files

GPX File

Balmaha Forest.gpx (On Desktop:Right Click>Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold>Download Linked File)

Memory Map Route

Balmaha Forest.mmo (On Desktop:Right Click>Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold >Download Linked File)