Ben Lomond Walk

Favourite walks

If the outdoors is your thing then there are mountains in abundance to suit all levels of walkers.

Ben Lomond, Scotland’s most southerly Monroe (a mountain over 3,000ft high), just one of 283 in Scotland.  Starting point is at Rowerdennan on the east side of loch lomond.  Well worth it for the views of Loch Lomond as you climb up and the panoramic 360° views from the top of the surrounding mountains.

Cobbler, a Corbett (mountain over 2,500ft but less than 3,000ft high) overlooks Arrochar at the head of the Gareloch.

Ben A’an located between Aberfoyle and Callendar in the Trossachs.  A great day out (50 mins drive) with breath taking scenery along the way, not to mention the view from the top looking down Loch Katrine. Definitely recommend.

For those less ambitious walkers who prefer hills rather than mountains, then Conic Hill at Balmaha is to be recommended for the fantastic view of Loch Lomond with it’s many islands.  On a clear day you can also see the Isle of Arran. Also, Duncryne (or the ‘wee dumpling’ as it is known to the locals) at the end of Gartocharn village is one of only a few places you get a southern view of Loch Lomond.

If you are not so good on your feet or have a buggy or use wheels yourself don’t worry, I have a recommendation for you too:-

Along the west of Loch Lomond, you will find a carpark called ‘Firkin Point’. This leads onto the old A82 road that hugged the side of Loch Lomond, you can walk either direction from the car park to get equally spectacular views across the water. This stretch is also part of the West Loch Lomond cycle path.

Things to do


Loch Lomond Sealife CentreLocated in Balloch and open all yearWebsite: 01389 721500 Loch Lomond Bird of Prey CentreLocated in Balloch and open all yearWebsite: 01389 729239 Treezone Ariel Adventure CourseLocated in Balloch and open Easter to October (Weekends only in the winter)Website: 01389 496055 Loch Lomond Pony TrekkingLocated in Balloch and open all yearWebsite: 01389 […]

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The Falkirk Wheel – 12 miles south of Stirling

The World’s first and only rotating boat lift. Completed in 2002 the huge Falkirk wheel re-connects the Fourth & Clyde and Union canals after the 11 original lock gates were dismantled in the 1930’s. Also an opportunity to visit the famous Kelpies

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Day trip suggestions

Inveraray – Day tripA marvellous day out, Inveraray is on the western bank of Loch Fyne north of Arrochar beyond the ‘Rest and be Thankful’. Inveraray Castle  was used in the series Downton Abbey for a ChristmasSpecial. The Bell Tower dominates the town and houses the second heaviest ring of ten bells in the world and is open to the public spring /summer. […]

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