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Ben Lomond, Rowardennan
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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, 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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  • I got together with a friend climbed the Ben Lomond. It was definitely worth it! We did there about 4 hours to reach the top. The view that you then have is indescribable.
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  • We accidently took the steep route up the mountain which was quite tiring but offered amazing views and was more fun than the other route which we used to descend. The summit offers stunning views ove...  more »
  • Our hike started on a rare mostly clear day. About two miles up we observed clouds rolling in around the peak. Fortunately, we took the time to admire the gorgeous views of Loch Lomond and the beautif...  more »