Access: Take road into Drymen, branch N following signs to Balmaha,
continue for 11 miles (from Drymen) to Rowardenan.
Route: There is no longer a path from the hotel. The path now only starts at the Visitors' Centre immediately behind the pier. It is a fast, well-engineered path all the way to the top. The wishing well near the top seems to now to be by-passed as a result of re-routing the path higher on the hillside. There is a circular route continuing on with a return via the NW/SW ridge and Ptarmigan. The path is a very good one, but much less used than the other. It takes about the same time.
Conditions: 21°C at lochside; very light wind; dry. Top just clearing of cloud. Occasional sunny intervals.
|1||1500||Car park at Rowardennan Pier. Path starts at Visitor Centre.||10||0||0.0 miles||Orange|
|2||1505||Path E to Forestry Commission Road (not shown on map)||60||50|
|3||1520||ENE on Path to National Trust Gate||200||190|
|4||1535||Path NE to Second Gate||400||390||1.6 miles|
|5||1635-1640||N then WNW to M Ben Lomond||974||965||3.6 miles||Orange|
|6||1720||Either: Return via Ptarmigan
Or: Return by outer route ESE/S to path at Upper Gate
|7||1735||Path SW to National Trust Gate||200|
|8||1745||SW to cross Forestry Commission Road||60|
|9||1750||NW to Car park at Rowardennan Pier||10||7.2 miles||Orange|