Conic Hill, Loch Lomond
How lucky am I? This view is practically on my doorstep. It’s Conic Hill, on the West Highland Way in Loch Lomond.
Here are some of my photographs of both the journey to the top and the incredible views along the way.
The photograph above shows the view from near the top of Conic Hill, overlooking Loch Lomond and some of its Islands. This area is rich with amazing landscapes and you can see more in my blogs about Balmaha, Inchcailloch and Loch Lomond.
Conic Hill can be climbed from Drymen, or Balmaha. As you can see from the marker below it’s on the West Highland Way. Let’s start off with the way up from the car park in Balmaha, just across the road from The Oak Tree Inn.
Leaving the Balmaha car park you head up through the forest.
You leave the forest through this turnstile.
Where you are greeted with a number of steps and quite a climb!
You don’t have to go too far though before you get an amazing view.
You’re soon high enough to get a pretty spectacular view over Loch Lomond.
The photograph below is used on the cover of the The Oak Tree Inn‘s menu.
It doesn’t take long to climb Conic Hill and as you can see the views are worth it.
The Highland Boundary Fault Line cuts through the landscape. This is where the lowlands and highlands of Scotland meet.
The walk from Drymen to Balmaha, over Conic Hill will take you just over 2.5 hours. These are my photographs from walking it on a crisp and snowy February day.
I am a Family Portrait & Wedding Photographer, I also create photography and video for business offering on-line content and marketing support. I run regular introduction to photography training courses, ideal if you you want to learn how your camera works and take better photographs. I am based in Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park and work throughout Scotland including Glasgow, Stirling and Edinburgh. See more at my website – www.paulsaundersphotography.com or call me on 01360 661029.
More on Loch Lomond
I do get beyond Loch Lomond, however I love my work in the National Park, see some examples for clients including The Maid of the Loch, Love Loch Lomond, Lantra and Balmaha’s wonderful Oak Tree Inn. Plus Weddings and Family Portraits in Loch Lomond. Unsurprisingly the National Park features in my blogs about Favourite Places and includes entries about Balmaha, The Tom Weir Statue which is also in Balmaha and the whole of Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park.
I hope you’ve enjoyed looking at my photographs of Conic Hill, Loch Lomond.