St. Maha's Well
Balmaha, Stirling OS Map
Standing Stone; Well Canmore

On the slopes above the east shore of Loch Lomond where a spring issues from the ground, a horseshoe-shaped low construction of stone in a boggy field marks St. Maha's Well. The same Maha for which the nearby village of Balmaha is named. According to people would use water from this well as a curative.

Just a few metres away on a low rise is a small standing stone and the remains of a small stone enclosure. Possibly another well head, now turfed over. The standing stone may well be the remains of a mediaeval stone cross marking the holy well.

Images ©2018 Martin McCarthy, Theasis Photography

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(NB: All distances are as-the-crow-flies. Lochs, mountains and beautiful winding roads will make it further. Sometimes much further.)