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Ben Lomond Circuit — Loch Lomond and The Trossachs

Difficult
04:57
8.00 mi
1.6 mph
3,000 ft
3,000 ft
Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels. The starting point of the Tour is right next to a parking lot.

Tour Overview

Parking

Parking
4.07 mi
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Ben Lomond Summit

Hiking Highlight

4.27 mi
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Bealach Buidhe

Hiking Highlight (Segment)

5.14 mi
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Ptarmigan

Hiking Highlight

7.92 mi
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The Clansman

Hiking Highlight

8.00 mi

Parking

Parking

Tour Profile

Waytypes

Hiking Path: 0.92 mi
Path: 6.02 mi
Footpath: 0.89 mi
Street: 152 yd
Road: 142 yd

Surfaces

Unpaved: 7.46 mi
Paved: < 109 yd
Asphalt: 142 yd
Unknown: 0.42 mi

Weather Forecast

komoot planned a hike.

February 13, 2019

Comments

  • komoot

    This challenging, yet utterly spellbinding route traverses the most popular Munro mountain of them all—Ben Lomond.

    From the Rowardennan car park on the banks of Loch Lomond, you follow the waymarked 'Ben Lomond Access Path' as it rises through mesmerizing mixed woodland.

    The gradient eases a little over open moorland before ascending via the main summit ridge. Great care and attention should be taken here, especially in poor visibility, as the path runs close to the steep slopes above Coire Odhar and Coire Fuar.

    When you reach the summit you are afforded a spectacular panoramic view; the Arrochar Alps, the big Munros above Crianlarich—especially Ben More and Stob Binnein—as well as Loch Lomond, Ben Ledi and Ben Venue.

    At this point, most people retrace their steps to Rowardennan. However, a superb descent follows a good path over Ptarmigan ridge. Steep and a little exposed at points, care must be taken here but the views are exceptional and the hiking is sublime.

    From here it is an undulating descent to finish, with fantastic views down to Loch Lomond and its many islands; across the water to the Luss hills.

    • February 13, 2019