Ben LomondBen Lomond, the most southerly Munro, sits alone on the eastern shores of Loch Lomond - the greatest area of fresh water in the British mainland. Due to it's proximity to the populated areas of Scotland's Central Belt, Ben Lomond rivals Ben Nevis for the acolade as the most climbed hill in Scotland and its guardians the NTS and Forestry Commission work hard to manage and control the errosion.
To find some tranquillity on the hill, you'll either need to set off very early in the morning or take one of the alternative routes described below.
Ben Lomond is one of the easiest Munros.
Main route summary
The mountain's southern shoulder has an obvious path which rises gradually up to the summit with it's expansive views.
|Munros||Ben Lomond (974m, Munro 183)|
walking : 4:20hr*|
running : 1:30hr
*Naismith's rule : 4km/h distance + 600m/h ascent
(grid ref : NS360987)
|Meaning||Ben Lomond : 'beacon hill'
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