can someone tell me if you can walk from balloch to balmaha close to the loch
Hi Robbie, I missed this post earlier.
I walk all the local routes and I don't think it is possible to follow the Loch all the way to Balmaha. There are some nice alternatives. If you walk up through Balloch Park and out through the exit at the north lodge you can cross the A811 and go on to the small road at the other side. This is known locally as the Horseshoe.
If you follow this for a couple of miles you can take a turn left on to the Finnery road for a mile or two then at the T junction take a left towards the Dumpling and Gartocharn. After a couple of hundred yards take a right onto Old School road and follow this back down towards the A811 Stirling road. You would then have to walk for half a mile on the main road (with no real pavement) before turning left onto the road at the old school house B&B. You can then walk on the tracks from there to Balmaha.
You can see this route on Google Earth.Edited: 30 May 2012, 19:41