BALMAHA offers all you need including a village shop, a fantastic restaurant with great atmosphere and we recommend the home made ice cream from the coffee shop next to it.

Check out  the Loch Lomond National Park visitor centre nearby which offers lots of information about the local area.

Interested in hiring a canoe? A boat trip to Inchcailloch a beautiful island with historical background? A boat trip to Luss on the west side of Loch Lomond which is a fantastic experience,

If you like hiking, Conic Hill is just behind our location and the summit with it’s with a stunning view just an hour’s walk.

A day walking trip to the top of  Ben Lomond – Scotland’s most southerly Munro (Scottish hills over 3000 feet) – is worth it, we promise. And when you arrive back from your adventure, Birchwood Guest Lodge’s lovely rooms give you the perfect space for a well-deserved rest.

Getting around…

For walkers walking along the road from Drymen, Birchwood is the first premises on the right as you come into Balmaha.

If walking over the Conic Hill? Turn left at the t-junction in the forest, keep right and after 50 meters follow the forestry path to the road. Turn left and you will find Birchwood on your left hand side after approx. 400m – the last house before leaving the village.

If you arrive by car, please park in our private car park. Birchwood is the first drive on the right hand side after the Balmaha ’40’ speed limit sign.

The 309 bus service provides transport  from Balloch to Balmaha center. Timetables as online and on the bus shelter in the car park at Balmaha visitor centre.