Colin's Munros


Ben Lomond, Map 364S; 5th September 2007

Route: 3hrs; 955m = 3130' ascent; 7.2 miles

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 and car park. It is a fast, well-engineered path all the way to the top. The wishing well near the top now seems 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.

11500 Car park at Rowardennan Pier. Path starts at Visitor Centre.   10   00.0 milesNS35989865Orange
21505 Path E to Forestry Commission road   60  500.33 milesNS36439871 
31520 ENE on Path to National Trust gate 2001900.85 milesNS37169913 
41535 Path NE to Second Gate 4003901.45 milesNS37669989 
51635-1640 N then WNW to M Ben Lomond 9749653.6 milesNN36710284Orange
61720 Either: Return via Ptarmigan
Or: Return by outer route ESE/S to path at Upper Gate
5.75 miles
71735 Path SW to National Trust gate 200 6.35 milesNS37169913 
81745 SW to cross Forestry Commission road 60 6.87 milesNS36439871 
91750 NW to Car park at Rowardennan Pier 109657.2 milesNS35989865Orange

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