Balmaha to Millarochy Bay

If you are looking for Balmaha walks when you visit this beautiful village then why not try the walking trail from Balmaha to Millarochy Bay? Here this walking trail around Loch Lomond takes you along part of the Eastern shoreline. And it takes in some spectacular views along the way. Being an easy level walk makes this a popular walk for all. Interested? Then read on and find out more.

About this Loch Lomond walking trail

First section:

Starting in Balmaha, you begin at the Oaktree Inn. Here you can park in a large car park just across the road. From here you meander around the bay by the Boat Yard, passing the Tom Weir statue along the way. As you come round the corner you pass ‘Passfoot Cottage’, originally an 18th-century toll house, before joining the West Highland Way.

Second section

From here this Loch Lomond walk follows a narrow winding path, which leads across an exciting steel bridge to get across a tiny bay beneath. And this is great fun for the kids, adding some sense of adventure. In fact this walk has much magic about it. As the path winds along it cuts along steep hillsides, finds lovely bays and curves through woodland. All following the famous shoreline of Loch Lomond.

Third section

Next, you come upon a lovely little beach. Great for having a paddle. And if your dog is with you, you can enjoy a game of fetch with them. Being a pebbled beach, why not check out your stone skimming skills? Furthermore, there is an abundance of wildlife to be spotted along the way.

Final section

From here you carry along and head into woodland. Here the path winds around the bay. If you fancy going off track here you can explore little hidden bays along the way. Finally, as you come round the last bend you follow the path along, ending up at Millarochy Bay.

Millarochy Bay

Millarochy Bay is a very popular spot. A firm favourite for watersports it provides great access to the waters for activities such as open water swimming and boating. Additionally, there are toilets here, open from:

  • 8am – 8pm (1 April – 30 May & 1 September – 31 October)
  • 8am – 9pm (1 June – 31 August)
  • 9am – 4pm (1 November – 31 March)

So you can spend some time enjoying a picnic, maybe a paddle before heading back the way you came.

Back in Balmaha

When you get back to Balmaha you can stop for refreshments at the Oaktree Inn. Or if you are staying here with us at Loch Lomond Waterfront you can simply head back for a hot tub to rest your tired muscles. So if you are looking for walking trails around Loch Lomond or great Balmaha walks, this is well worth trying out. For more information, you can contact us on 01360 870 144 or email us here. And if you are interested in staying with us you can take a look at our accommodation and book a stay with us.

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