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For the most outstanding Loch Lomond view from the south end, take the A831 to Balmaha and climb Conic Hill that rises behind it. Alternatively hire a boat and row (or you could take a motorboat) around the islands; the nearest is Inchcailloch, where you can tie up your craft and climb the small hill at the island's center. The view in every direction is spectacular. Note how Inchcailloch and the other islands line up with Conic Hill. This geographic line is indicative of the Highland boundary fault, which runs through Loch Lomond and the hill.
Drymen is 3 mi west of the loch via B837, which leads to Loch Lomond's eastern shore. It's a respectable and cozy town in the Lowland fields, with stores, tea shops, and pubs catering to the well-to-do Scots who have moved here from Glasgow.
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