Millennium Forest & Craigie Fort Walk, Balmaha | Loch Lomond Waterfront

Millennium Forest Trail

Millennium Forest & Craigie Fort Walk, Balmaha

Millennium Forest is a great walking trail, very close to us here at Loch Lomond Waterfront. The path takes you on a journey through native woodland, up to the remains of Craigie Fort, an Iron Age fort with a spectacular viewpoint over Loch Lomond. From here, you can see the loch and its islands, as well as the magnificent mountain Ben Lomond. This is a short walk, which takes less than an hour. And it is relatively easy with some steep and rocky sections. The views from the top are simply breathtaking!

The Walk

This walk starts in Balmaha village, just a 2-minute drive or 5-minute walk from Loch Lomond Waterfront. There is a large car park by the Visitor Centre, and the path begins near the back of the car park. Follow the trail through the forest and then up to the viewpoint at Craigie Fort. The continue down the other side to the shore and return to Balmaha. Look out for a variety of birds and other wildlife on this short walk, which should take less than an hour to complete. The path is easy to navigate, however take care on steep and rocky sections. You can find out more and download detailed walking directions here.

Craigie Fort

The highlight of the trail is the wonderful view from Craigie Fort. This Celtic fort or “oppidium” once formed a large enclosure around the summit of the hill. However, little remains today of the ancient site. This is still an incredible place to visit, as you can look out over Loch Lomond and its islands and can even admire the view of Ben Lomond in the distance. Easy to reach, this walk is a must when visiting Balmaha.

What’s next?

Then, if you are staying here with us at Loch Lomond Waterfront, you can head back to your luxury lodge and hot tub. Just a short walk or drive from Balmaha village. Why not take a look at our accommodation and book a stay with us today? For more information, you can contact us on 01360 870 144 or email us here. And you can also view more walks and things to do in the local area with our Loch Lomond guide.

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