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Name:Conic Hill
Hill number:64
Height:361m / 1184ft
RHB Section:01C: Loch Lomond to Strathyre
County/UA:Stirling (UA)
Catchment:Leven (Dumbarton)
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Tump (300-399m)
(Ma,Hu,Tu,3)
Grid ref:NS 43282 92393
Summit feature:tiny cairn
Drop:153m
Col:208m  NS426930  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 56
(1:25k) OL38 347
Observations:SW top (NS 43040 92230) is at least 2.5m lower
Survey:Abney level
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 328 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
From the visitors' centre, lots of tourists up to the subsummit and almost nobody from there to the real summit at 361 mPampuco27/10/2018
First time I took the wife and 3 kids on a climb. All completed easily and enjoyed the experience. Got to appreciate the views over Loch Lomond.Thomas McIlvaney23/09/2018
Solo. From car park at Balmaha. Followed West Highland Way with hundreds of others on this fine day. Large numbers going to south top and only a handful to the north top, which is the true summit. Large numbers walking the WHW as well. After descending went up Creag an Eoin.pwbellarby06/05/2018
Evening run from Balmaha. Vague recollection of doing it before, but now for sure.N.Morters05/03/2018
Followed west highland way from car park cut up slopes to summit. Returned same way.Flyingrabbit06/01/2018
Still following Colin's shadow!Chris Peart27/10/2017
Nice walk from Balmaha.steven ruffles24/10/2017
As on previous visits, I had the summit to myself as the crowds jostled on the 358m topColin Crawford20/09/2017
From Balmaha with Jody, joined the crowds on the south top before walking up to the higher one, doesn't look like it's visited very oftenthe_adam12/08/2017
From Balmaha car park. Very strong wind.Winterfloodian19/07/2017
Followed the road North from the car park, past the house in the woods and turned right at the stream onto a good path up the nose of the hill with great views back over the loch. Returned on the West Highland Way. With Ikuko on a lovely morning.GWR Chris07/05/2017
on the WHWYanndroid07/05/2017
Circular walk start and finish Milton of Buchanan, path out of Milton onto West Highland Way carried on to Conic Hill to Balmaha then along road to Milton. 3hrs, cloudy day with not much of a view. Hi I WeHutchie22/01/2017
Weather on this was shocking so the beautiful views I had been told about were not visible. Easy hike.Thomas McIlvaney12/06/2016
A quick ascent in the heat from Balmaha. Path improvements on going.SpudGunn06/06/2016
with Matt on WHWBigNick11/04/2016
WHWMc101p11/04/2016
The day we took our lunch to the top and back down again to have in the park!KPvLSF25/03/2016
From Balmaha carpark, followed the West Highland way over the top and round into Milton of Buchanan. Then main road back to the carpark. Lovely day. First part carpark to summit very busy.gmcarthur9928/02/2016
From Balnaha car park (6:20) followed excellent W Highland way till ridge crossed then up to ridge nose and followed over bumps to top (7:25). Hazy views over loch but cloud on top. Direct down to path & followed back to car (8:30).dbb09/09/2015
As part of the West Highland WayStevend105/06/2015
As part of the West Highland Way Challenge Race cool and clear night ascent.Lykewake4230/05/2015
jamie n chiara.. up from car park.. new bootsJamiePhillips2722/05/2015
With Mrs G. From central car park in Balmaha, following WHW. Well-made path until final pop up onto the summit. Fine little hill.jonglew22/05/2015
Gorgeous sunny day with Brian. On a trip to Scotland in Brian's van to meet Rick and Jen to do their 1000th Marilyn. Killing a day doing this top and then finding somewhere to wild camp in van.Mark T21/04/2015
Christmas day walk. Climbed this hill 3 times or more including a quick diversion from WHWBuck25/12/2014
Great little hill.tallblond05/12/2014
Path from Balmaha.AndrewFinnimore02/10/2014
from balmaha carpark good footpath to summit with renee.robertphillips30/08/2014
West Highland WayMalin22/06/2014
Walked as part of the West Highland Wayastokes14/06/2014
part of WHW a walkAristotle Chip01/06/2014
From the big Cp at Balmaha, admirably free to control parking in a heavily visited area. Just a nice hill to do- up the WHW then diverted to the two main tops- the true summit to myself on a busy day. Midge nets already part of the WHW walkers' attire. Cloudy, showers kept off, long views especially S.pwheeler26/05/2014
A pleasant diversion off the WHW from Drymen- worth it for the great views of Loch LomondMattM17/05/2014
on 4 day west highland way walk in superb weathercolinfielding18/04/2014
W Jenx from Trust CP at foot. Easy path up on WHW. Cut up to first top then along to summit. Just a view before clag came in. Back down ol Way to road and shore path back to start inc. Craggie Fort hill.nordicstar18/01/2014
IAT field trip Uisdean2520/09/2013
Started from car park in Balmaha then through Balmaha Plantation, made climb up and down the three peaks before siding the hill to rejoin the path of West Highland Way back to Balmaha.eddiegrice15/08/2013
Set off from a camp site about 2 k away from the start . Was an harder climb then I expected due the steepness, but well worth it at the top !!!! The views where amazing. It took me and mi wife about 70 mins all together from start point and bk.Chappy14/08/2013
Just followed path from Drymen and back down the ridge to Loch Lomond.Walker Dan20/06/2013
Took a trip up this hill during the west highland way. IT was the first day and we were feeling energetic.richie_macdonald07/06/2013
first scottish hill !mikependergast03/01/2013
As a wee morning walk while on call (close to Glasgow & has good mobile phone reception). Lovely autum morning. A cracking viewpoint. The true (cairned) summit is the second one; a lot of people seem to stop at the first one.milngavie_kenny27/10/2012
Saturday...with Jamie followed by hike across moor to the north to Binnean nan Gobharvegibagger22/09/2012
Climbed via WHW in a glorious sunny day.Victorious KWS18/07/2012
Up from Balmaha, on to Gualann.campagvelocet25/06/2012
3rd time - 24/09/2018.russell6106/05/2012
hill racedonmeister04/04/2012
From BalmahaBLACKHILL29/03/2012
With Jon, Martin, Harriet & various EUHWC bods. EUHWC Burns' Meet.Grinner21/01/2012