Ben Lomond is one of Scotland’s most popular Munros and has stunning views of Loch Lomond and the hills in the north.
Ben Lomond is Scotland’s most southerly Munro and has been popular with explorers since the late 18th century. Rising from the east shore of Loch Lomond to a height of 3,193 ft (974 m), Ben Lomond offers exhilarating walking and spectacular views in the heart of the Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park.
Its’ close proximity to Glasgow makes it one of the most climbed hills in Scotland. This popularity has led to some erosion damage and walkers can help by keeping to the surfaced path.
There are number of fenced enclosures on the lower slopes allowing the regeneration of natural woodland and upland heath habitats.
The Ranger Centre at Ardess and the information centre at the Rowardennan car park have details of a wide choice of walks. They range in difficulty from an arduous but rewarding ascent to the summit of Ben Lomond, to the leisurely low-level walk for all the family. Many of the routes have rough conditions underfoot so proper walking boots should be worn.
Please note that it now costs £3 to park a car at the Rowardennan car park, for access to Ben Lomond. This charge has been introduced by Forestry Commission Scotland, the car park landowners, to pay for car park improvements, litter clearance, and toilet maintenance.
Sheep farming area, please keep dogs under control at all times.
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