Conic Hill path closure

THE path from Balmaha visitor centre car park through the forest known as Balmaha Plantation to Conic Hill is closed through January and February due to safety concerns while tree felling is in progress.

Conic_Path_poster - 1As an alternative route between Balmaha and Garadhban, the Forestry Commission recommends walking along the B837  from Balmaha to Milton of Buchanan then taking left turn up Creityhall Road and joining the West Highland Way.

Coming from Drymen/Garadhban, walkers taking in Conic Hill instead of  veering left and descending the ‘steps’  toward the gate leading through the forest, could come down the ridge (Druim nam Buraich) toward Manse Bay.

However, your reporter came this way today (6 January) and found  the route – which is steep in places – slippery and extremely muddy at the bottom going through the edge of the woods at Coille Ghlas towards the road.


Author: editor

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