Ben Lomond, Rowardennan

4.8
#7 of 37 in Outdoors in Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park
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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 Tobago, 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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  • A great walk up a great Munro, altogether it took us 6hours and 30mins to get up and down Ben Lomond. However it was damp and low cloud when we set off, yet the further we got up the Munro the...  more »
  • just dont go. roads were blocked to and from the Ben with people parking up anywhere they felt like. Police and traffic warden ticketed everyone! Must have been about 200.  more »
  • Visited on a day with a “5% chance of rain” and got very wet, twice, including absolutely freezing rain. It’s a mountain in Scotland after all, so be well prepared for wet weather. Seen lots of...  more »
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  • Great climb, not too difficult, not too easy. Worth it for the view at the top and the sense of accomplishment. The way down is somewhat treacherous, I'd advise caution and to limit your pace on steeper parts of the descent.
  • Superb walk with views almost unrivalled. It’s quite the task to get up via the red route, and as challenging exiting the summit via the yellow route, but it’s completely worth it. Absolutely sensational.
  • That is a serious walk upto the top , especially if it's your first time, but the scenery around you is amazing.
  • Ben Lomond is wonderful, clearly defined path, quite frequented, the views are breathtaking.I recommend the circular walk, it's about 13.5 km from Rowardennan car park up Ben Lomond and down via Ptarmigan ridge.
  • A really good trip up to the top. and the view was overwhealming.

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