Inchcailloch

[View north from Inchailloch's high point]

Loch Lomond is peppered with dozens of islands ranging from Inchmurrin (the largest) to those barely large enough for a single tree. Beautiful Inchcailloch is the most accessible, a very short hop by frequent foot ferry from Balmaha - or less frequently from other departure points. Most of the island is densely forested (with swathes of bluebells and wild garlic in late spring), but the trees relent around its high point to reveal superb views over the loch and into the depths of the Highlands beyond. A couple of hours should be sufficient to explore the summit, sandy beach at Port Bawn, and the ruined church and graveyard - all on clear paths. A useful map board a few hundred metres up the path from the northern jetty shows you where to go.

[Port Bawn at the south end of the island has a beautiful sandy beach]

Name: Inchcailloch ★★★
Location: On Loch Lomond near Balmaha, G.R.:  NS 411903 / hood presenter safari

[Inchcailloch graveyard]

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