- Posted by Eve McStravick
- On April 13, 2021
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- Glasgow, Mountain climbing, Short Break, Sightseeing tours, Tourist, Travel, Walking
Mountain/hill walking near Glasgow
For those who enjoy the outdoors and being active, why not visit Scotland’s most southerly Munro, just an hour from Glasgow City Centre?
Ben Lomond is one of the most popular mountains in Scotland. It is known as a Munro, because it has a height of over 975 metres. Located on the east side of Loch Lomond, Ben Lomond is easy to access through the small village of Rowardennan. Known as one of the easiest mountains to climb, you can begin your journey at the Ben Lomond visitor centre. Continuing the route up the mountain, you follow the tourist path. This path is often busy and clear. The continuing path is steeper and includes zig zags. With views at the top out over Loch Lomond and the surrounding rural villages, the short climb up to the summit is very worthwhile.
The top of Ben Lomond can be seen from Ben Nevis, which is the highest peak in Britain and over 40 miles away from Ben Lomond.
If you are planning on walking the Rob Roy Way, it might be a good idea to make a stop in Rowardennan. Even if you do not climb up Ben Lomond, the Trossachs offer spectacular scenery and views.
The average walking time of Ben Lomond is around 4 hours. The walk is relatively easy and in a convenient location, near Glasgow. Ben Lomond tends to attract a lot of attention from international tourists during the summer months.
So make sure to bring your walking boots with you, if you fancy a day of out at Ben Lomond!
How do I travel to Ben Lomond?
If you are travelling from Glasgow to Rowardennan, there is an opportunity to take the train to Arrochar and Tarbet from Glasgow Queen Street Station. Then travelling to Rowardennan by Ferry. The Rowardennan Ferry trip only operates during the summer season, from March until October. The crossing is 45 minutes long and departs from the Tarbet pier at 8.45am, reaching Rowardennan at the perfect time allowing you to tackle the famous Ben Lomond. If you are travelling with bikes, there are bike racks available on the service free of charge. Remember you can take your bike on board with HANNON Coach.
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