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, 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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  • I climbed this mountain with a full rucksack via Ptarmigan which is the scenic if a little more challenging route, the other way (which I took down) is a little easier but less seanic, it was slightly...  more »
  • Admittedly helped by having a fantastic day for it, but I really enjoyed this as my first Munro. Nice path, a slightly tricky section towards the top, but for the height of the mountain a pretty "easy...  more »
  • Came here and had a small walk as was staying nearby; it was a really hot day and the car park was full to the point of people parking on verges. There are public toilets and options to complete longe...  more »

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