Ben Lomond, Rowardennan

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#7 of 31 in Outdoors in Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park
Ben Lomond, 974m, is a distinctive mountain in the Scottish Highlands. Situated on the eastern shore of Loch Lomond, it is the most southerly of the Munros. Ben Lomond lies within the Ben Lomond National Memorial Park and the Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park, property of the National Trust for Scotland.Its accessibility from Glasgow and elsewhere in central Scotland, together with the relative ease of ascent from Rowardennan, makes it one of the most popular of all the Munros. On a clear day, it is visible from the higher grounds of Glasgow and across Strathclyde; this may have led to it being named 'Beacon Mountain', as with the equally far-seen Lomond Hills in Fife. Ben Lomond summit can also be seen from Ben Nevis, the highest peak in Britain, over 40mi away. The West Highland Way runs along the western base of the mountain, by the loch.Ben Lomond's popularity in Scotland has resulted in several namesakes in the former British colonies of Australia, New Zealand, Jamaica, Trinidad and the United States – see this list. The mountain is mentioned directly in the popular folk song The Bonnie Banks o' Loch Lomond.
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  • August 21, 2017
    Climbed to Ben lomond ideal hike for all , when cloud breaks superb views over Loch Lomond and surrounding countryside , highly recommend  more »
  • August 21, 2017
    Up and down according to guide 5, 5 h. We have used 6, 5 h, are stopped often to marvel at the surrounding area. The tour can be created also as inexperienced hikers, but good condition is still good! The view from the top makes up for the tough middle section!
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  • August 12, 2017
    We walked on a good clear day without a lot of wind. We walked the Ptarmigan path up and the tourist path down. The reasoning is that the ptarmigan has sweeping views throughout (even if the summit it...  more »

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