Ben Lomond, Rowardennan

4.8
#7 of 42 in Outdoors in Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park
Most people know that Ben Lomond is one of the post popular hill walks in Scotland. But did you also know that it is managed by the National Trust for Scotland? The ranger service is based at Ardess Lodge, 600m north of the Ben Lomond car park at Rowardennan. We do a variety of work on the hill, including: path repair and maintenance; vegetation monitoring to guide grazing management; fencing work to give woodland regeneration a chance; guided walks and activities, and lots of other stuff.

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  • I had some hesitation to do the Ben Lomond because we finished around 3pm from our lunch in Stratosfare buffet in Queenstown Gondola. But here's the tip, If you don't have enough time, ride the Gondol...  more »
  • It feels like never ending hike and constantly ascending. It is also busy enough. I would not recommend it.  more »
  • My husband and I went yesterday and we loved it! This was our second munro. We parked at the Rowardennan Car Park. Its £3 for a whole day (make sure you have change on you). We got there at around 1PM...  more »
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  • Fantastic for your first Munro! A steady and very well maintained path from bottom to top, does require a decent level of fitness but should be achievable by most. Just be careful in the winter as it can get extremely cold when close to the top! Happy hiking!
  • Decent climb on very good path. Got a bit of cloud cover near the summit, but then cleared to give great views over to Arrochar.
  • Too cloudy for a 5 star, could have done with a flat white at the summit. Business opportunity in the waiting for a sky cafe.
  • Such a beautiful tranquil pace with breath taking views around every corner. You can see mountains for days, and the views looking over the rivers and lochs are spectacular. We took a long walk here last summer and it’s made us want to come back this year for another full day of hiking and picture taking! Would recommend you check this place out if you haven’t already as it’s one of my favourite places in Scotland bar none! Ideal to bring kids, -I nicks and dogs and you will all have a fantastic time. There are also near by campsites you can stay in if you wish to make a weekend or week out of the journey!
  • Started the climb at 8am last summer with my friend and his 8 year old son.. a lovely morning but the midges were out in force.. once you get through the forest the stunning views appear as the midges dissapear.. starts to get bit steeper in places but relatively easy... a would recommend doing it early as it gets busy as the day goes on.. 2 hours in then you can see the summit, it still at 45 mins away to the top up quite a steep section but the views are stunning. We all make it to the top but my friends boy struggled towards the end. But he done well... unbelievable views at the top on a gorgeous day makes it well worth it.. need to do it again
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