Conic hill at Balmaha, 361M high, is part of the west highland way that has a “path” which takes you over both sides of the hill (you can choose which way you go up and down).  I went up the south face like you would doing the WHW.  This isn’t as steep  😆  as the other side but is longer.

I parked at Balmaha and pedalled along the road to Milton of Buchanan before turning off the main road to head up to the hill.  You join the WHW after 2.5 miles and then just follow the path up the hill and then part of the way down before vering off onto the grass.  This takes you a fairly steep and rocky path which I couldn’t cycle part of it plus it was fairly over grown too.  I started about 5pm so by the time I got up to the top there was very few people around.  I was chatting to those at the top and they were surprised at me cycling down.

Strava link

this is on the climb up

and this is close to the summit looking over Loch Lomand

While the DH was pretty fast and technical in places I’m not convinced the effort to climb up is worth it.

Mountain biking can be dangerous and is done entirely at your own risk

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