Ben Lomond.

Snow Capped Ben Lomond.  Distance 7.5 miles – Time 4.5 – 5.5 Hours.  Be Prepared good footwear, clothing. 

Starting point is Rowardennan car park where there is an information centre and toilets. The mountain is not in view from the car park but can be seen from the metal jetty on the loch shore.  The accent starts from a clearly marked path at the back of the information building.

Cross a small bridge and soon there are the first views of part of Loch Lomond.  Pass through a gate onto the open hill where cattle and sheep graze.  the path continues to climb at a steady gradient, the view of the Loch become more impressive with each step. 

Ben Lomond is one of the most popular Muros, rewarding the 30,000 people who make it to the top each year with fantastic views of Loch Lomond and far into the hills to the north and the Trossachs to the east.

Pass through another gate.  The ground becomes less steep and the final peek comes into view with the prominent zig zag of the path. Keep following the path as it sticks to the broad ridge of the mountain. There are good views of the islands in Loch Lomond.  The path climbs steeply on the final ascent to the summit ridge before levelling off to curve around the very impressive eastern corrie which has been hidden until this point.

From the summit point there are stunning views in all directions, beautiful views of the Loch Lomond islands.  This is one of Scotland’s most favourite mountains. The easiest and most usual route back is to retrace your outward route.  There is a rougher route not recommended unless experienced climber.