On the banks of Loch Lomand and directly on the route, Balhama Bunkhouses is the essential first night stay when walking the West Highland Way. Bedding is provided, there is a help-yourself breakfast and evening meals are available nearby.
Balmaha Bunkhouse provides comfortable walkers accommodation right on the West Highland Way, 4 miles north of Drymen. It is approximately 17 miles from the start of the route at Milngavie.
If you are walking from South to North, then Balmaha bunkhouse is perfect for the first night after leaving Milngavie. Walking from Fort William you will feel like you are nearly there by the time you stop for your last night at Balmaha Bunkhouse.
The West Highland Way follows the Loch Shores of Loch Lomand and climbs over Rannoch moor to reach Fort William in roughly a week’s walk. Most people walk from Glasgow (Milngavie) to Fort William as the southern stages along the loch shore are easier and are good preparation for the northern stages over the moor. Walker will pass through Carbeth, Drymen, Balmaha, Rowardennan, Inversnaid, Ardlui, Inverarnan, Crianlarich, Tyndrum, Bridge of Orchy, Inveroran, Kingshouse, and Kinlochleven.Find out more about Balmaha Bunkhouse