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Ben Lomond, Rowardennan

Categories: Outdoor Activities
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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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  • 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...  read more »
  • There are two different ways up Ben Lomond. We went up Ptarmigan Way which is steeper and came down the more gradual way. If one has problems with knees I would recommend going up the more gradual way...  read more »
  • Great experience hillwalking up to the summit. If good weather you will have fantastic views of Loch Lomond and other lakes around. 
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