Ben Lomond

Ben Lomond, the most southerly Munro, sits alone on the eastern shores of Loch Lomond - the greatest area of fresh water in the British mainland. Due to it's proximity to the populated areas of Scotland's Central Belt, Ben Lomond rivals Ben Nevis for the acolade as the most climbed hill in Scotland and its guardians the NTS and Forestry Commission work hard to manage and control the errosion.

To find some tranquillity on the hill, you'll either need to set off very early in the morning or take one of the alternative routes described below.

Ben Lomond is one of the easiest Munros.

Main route summary


Ben Lomond is most easily accessed from Rowardenan on the shores of Loch Lomond.

The mountain's southern shoulder has an obvious path which rises gradually up to the summit with it's expansive views.


Munros Ben Lomond (974m, Munro 183)
 
Ascent 975m (3,200ft)
Distance   11km (7m)
Time walking : 4:20hr*
running : 1:30hr
*Naismith's rule : 4km/h distance + 600m/h ascent

 
Start/finish   Rowardennan
(grid ref : NS360987)

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Terrain
easy 2/10difficult
Navigation
easy testing
Effort
stroll long day
Scenery
ok stunning
 
Meaning  Ben Lomond : 'beacon hill'




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