Ben Lomond Including Ptarmigan Ridge

Summary for Ben Lomond Including Ptarmigan Ridge

Ben Lomond Including Ptarmigan Ridge is a route in “The Lomond” region / range which is located in the Loch Lomond to Loch Tay area of the Scottish Highlands as defined by the Scottish Mountaineering Club.

This is a circular route

Sunrise 4:51 am
Sunset 9:40 pm
16 hours 49 minutes(s) daylight
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Ben Lomond the Southern Munro

DistanceAscentTime
11 km/ 6.84 miles980 m/ 3215.22 ft6 hours plus
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Easy route up scotlands most southern Munro on a wide well trodden path most of the ascent. This is a popular route due the Ben Lomond's close proximity to Glasgow. The route of ascent starts from the car park just beyond the Rowardennan Hotel onto grassy slopes once through forestry area. Descent via the Ptarmigan ridge from Ben Lomond back to Rowardennan is mainly rough grass after the initial rocky descent down a ridge off the top which is steep. The route gets slightly steeper towards the end, but offers excellent view of some waterfalls lower down.

The high lite of Ben Lomond has to be the views of the Arrochar Alps on the west site as well as Loch Lomond without question.

Route points for Ben Lomond Including Ptarmigan Ridge

QGrid Ref.BearingDistance(km)Description
NS35989861116° ESE0.13 (0.13)Start from the Car Park by the Pier at Rowardennan Heading up Ben Lomond 'Tourist' Path
NS3609985557° ENE0.56 (0.69)Head up the path through the Rowardennan Forest
NS3706991347° NE0.26 (0.95)Leave the forest head up the hill site passing rock marked with logo for the National Trust for Scotland
NS37589989N0.4 (1.35)Take the western fork heading upto Sron Aonaich peak
NN37450056336° NNW0.44 (1.79)From Sron Aonaich continue ascending
NN37170250288° WNW0.47 (2.26)Head along the ridge onto the summit of the most southern munro in scotland. Then descend down a path alonf north west ridge
NN367028293° WNW0.55 (2.81)The summit Ben Lomond - 974 ( metres)
NN36250309231° SW0.36 (3.17)Descend along the broad Ptarmigan ridge which is quite rocky
NN35720224154° SSE0.99 (4.16)From Ptarmigan the 731m point drop down steadily passing a couple of knolls and eventually to some wooded area
NN36220016152° SSE0.28 (4.44)The path which is steep in parts eventually drops down to Ardess
NS35889950179° S0.46 (4.9)From Ardess head back along road for about 1km to Car Park
NS35989861174° S0 (4.9)Car Park by the Pier at Rowardennan
Munros covered on Ben Lomond Including Ptarmigan Ridge
Ordersort icon Height Munro Meaning Pronunciation
184 974 Ben Lomond Beacon hill Ben Low-mond