Ben LomondWritten by Administrator
Rising from the east shore of Loch Lomond to a height of 974m (3,193ft), Ben Lomond offers exhilarating walking and spectacular views across Loch Lomond & the Trossachs National Park.
Details of walking routes are available from the Information Centre at Rowardennan car park. These range in difficulty from an arduous but rewarding ascent to the summit of Ben Lomond, to the leisurely Ardess Hidden History Trail - a low-level walk the whole family can enjoy.
Why not enhance your group visit by pre-booking a ranger as a guide? They'll be able to tell you all about this magnificent terrain and the vital conservation work that's going on, as well as help keep you on the right path!
What to see & do
Ben Lomond is a great place to experience the draw of Highland scenery and is only a short drive/journey from central Scotland. Walking routes range from the paths up the mountain, through forest walks on adjacent Forestry Commission Scotland land, to the low-level Ardess Hidden History Trail or lochside walk following the West Highland Way.
April and May are a good time of year to experience the oak woodlands at their best, with great shows of bluebells and plenty of birdlife.
The Ardess Hidden History Trail has a self-guiding leaflet which can be picked up at the dispenser outside the ranger base. We ask for a small donation per leaflet to help cover printing costs. There is also a quiz leaflet for youngsters, with carvings around the trail for them to find.
Why not come on one of our ranger-guided walks? There is no better way to get to know Ben Lomond than on a walk with someone who has worked in the place for several years!
For a real adventure for the kids, travel by boat to Rowardennan, from Luss or Tarbet with our friends at Cruise Loch Lomond. To find out more and get timetables, visit their website www.cruiselochlomond.co.uk.
For more information please see the National Trust for Scotland's website