How long does it take to walk up and down Ben Lomond?

Main route summary

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)

How difficult is it to climb Ben Lomond?

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 most often busy and clear. The continuing path is steeper and includes zig zags.

Where is the starting point for Ben Lomond?

Rowardennan Pier
Start Point: Next to Rowardennan Pier. Route signposted from car park. Ben Lomond is the most popular mountain for hill walking in the Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park. With views on Loch Lomond, the Southern Highlands and the lower hills and forests to the east, it is worthwhile climbing this munros.

Is there a path up Ben Lomond?

New for Summer 2021 Forestry and Land Scotland have introduced a large overflow car park (pictured below), which is on the right just before you reach Rowardennan. There is a pathway to Ben Lomond leading from the back of that car park.

Can you walk Ben Lomond trainers?

Yes you can just turn up, best to go early in summer for a parking spot, carpark is £3, as for trainers, yes people do do it in trainers but it is not recommended, there are rocky parts even on the tourist route and if you slip or misplace your footing then ankle injuries are possible, boots will support your ankles.

Can beginners climb Ben Lomond?

Recommended Munros for beginners – Ben Lomond in the Trossachs and Schiehallion are two examples of less challenging Munros that may be a good place for beginners to start due to their accessibility.

Is there toilets at Ben Lomond?

There are portable toilet facilities at Rowardennan car park. Please see the Planning Your Visit section for more information.

Do you need boots for Ben Lomond?

u should wear walking boots. The less steep side is possible with trainers though i always recommend walking boots in the mountains. its more safe 🙂 over a year ago.

Is Loch Lomond busy?

We have visited Loch Lomond many times over the past 40-50 years, it is a lovely place especially on the quieter Eastern shore. On our last visit, however, we were surprised at how busy it had become and resolved not to return in peak season.

Does Luss beach have toilets?

Do NOT miss out on Luss by driving past, break your journey here even for a short stop, you will not regret it… It’s hard to get a good view of Loch Lomond from the road. Stop here to walk down to the beach and get a peak. There’s a pay parking lot, and pay washrooms.

What should you wear to climb Ben Lomond?

Things to take

  • Walking boots.
  • Waterproof jacket.
  • A rucksack.
  • Food and drink.
  • Map and a compass.
  • Suncream and Smidge.
  • Optional: hiking sticks/poles.
  • Optional: a climbing partner.

Does Loch Lomond have a beach?

Loch Lomond Shores is located within the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park and is home to beaches, woodland, wildlife and amazing views of Loch Lomond.

Which is better Ben Lomond or Ptarmigan ridge?

This comparatively less-visited ascent via the minor summit of Ptarmigan gives a longer and more interesting circuit. NS3595098635 Follow the West Highland Way north along the loch shore, soon turning slightly inland to skirt right of the Rowardennan youth hostel.

Which is the right way up Ben Lomond?

Pass YH and after few cottages (pass by Ben Lomond park centre), when pass lomond burn cottage immediately cross wee bridge and there is an obvious path to the right.Excellent ascent route on good path zig zagging up to Ptarmigan summit, bypassing waterfall.

Where is the Ptarmigan Ridge Trail in Scotland?

Ben Lomond via Ptarmigan Ridge Path is a 7.5 mile loop trail located near Arrochar, Argyll and Bute, Scotland that features a lake and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking and walking and is accessible year-round.

How often do people climb Ben Lomond in Scotland?

Climb Ben Lomond and the Ptarmigan Ridge to take in the spectacular views. Ben Lomond is one of Scotland’s most popular hill climbs, with over 30,000 people reaching the summit every year.