Ben Lomond

Summary for Ben Lomond

Ben Lomond is an munro in Scotand and is located in the area Loch Lomond to Loch Tay as defined by SMC. (and lies in region known as Lomond )

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HeightGrid Ref.PronunciationMeaning
974 metres / 3196 feetNN367028Ben Low-mondBeacon hill
LocationAccess
Loch Lomond to Loch TayNational Park, tel: 01360 870224
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Ben Lomond is a mountain in the Scottish Highlands. It rises high on the is eastern banks of Loch Lomond, and is the most southerly all of the Munros.

Its accessibility from Glasgow and elsewhere in central Scotland, together with the relative ease of ascent from Rowardennan, from where a well-trodden track runs all the way to the summit, makes it one of the most popular of all the Munros. On a clear day, it is perfectly visible from the higher ground areas of Glasgow. Indeed its wide visibility (notably eastwards across the low-lying central valley of Scotland) may have led it being named 'Beacon Peak'. Cf. the equally far-seen Lomond Hills in Fife.

The normal ascent path climbs the gentle Sròn Aonaich ridge, before ascending in steep zig-zags to the rocky summit ridge. The West Highland Way runs along the western base of the mountain, by the loch.

The area is owned by the National Trust for Scotland.

The summit can also be seen from Ben Nevis, the highest peak in Britain, over 40 miles away.

The number of registered munro-madness users who have climbed Ben Lomond is One Hundred

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