Scotland

Ben Lomond, Stirlingshire

  • Distance

    8 miles

    Equivalent of walking up the Eiffel Tower 37.5 times

  • Duration

    6 hours

  • Difficulty

    Challenging

  • Terrain

    Steep, rocky climbs and narrow ridges

  • OS grid reference

    NS358986

  • Calories burned

    750

    Enough for a well-deserved steak and chips

Route Info

If you’re looking for something a little more challenging than a simple walk or hike, why not tackle a Munro? Scotland has as many as 283 Munros, which are Scottish mountains over 3,000ft, ranging from heathery-strewn hills to intimidating rock spikes.

One of Scotland’s more approachable Munros is Ben Lomond, a 3,195ft mountain located in the heart of Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park. Even though Ben Lomond is less demanding than some of Scotland’s other Munros, it should only be attempted by experienced, fully-equipped walkers.

The trek to the top of Ben Lomond is fairly tough, but the extensive views of the Lowlands and a stunning mountain vista make it all the more worthwhile.

Kit List

  • Good walking boots
  • Waterproof jacket
  • Rucksack
  • Survival bag
  • First aid kit
  • Multi-tool
  • Extra food
  • Head torch
  • A kilt (underwear optional)

Did you know?

Ben Lomond is Scotland’s most southerly Munro

Route Highlight

On your ascent be sure to take in the superb views over the loch’s islands.

Where to stop

The Oak Tree Inn provides the perfect place to unwind after your day on the mountain.