Ben Lomond by the Ptarmigan ridge
Argyll and Bute
Distance 7.24 miles (11.65 km)
Total ascent 994m
Steepest climb 52% (1 in 2)
Time 4:30 hours (Walking)
Start/finish Rowardennan car park, NS359986
Summits included en route:
Ben Lomond 974 m
Nearest town Drymen
Terrain Clear well-trodden paths all the way; some reasonably steep inclines.
Seasonal variations An excellent winter round, a little steep in the final ascent to Ben Lomond but with no notable difficulties. The edge of the northeast corrie may be corniced.
Weather and hill conditions mwis: West Highlands – Met Office: West Highlands
Public transport Buses up the east shore of Loch Lomond only run as far as Balmaha. Alternatively catch a Citylink bus from Glasgow to Inverbeg or Luss on the west bank of the loch, from where seasonal waterbus services connect to Rowardennan: see www.lochlomond-trossachs.org
Guidebooks West Highland Way, Dan Bailey, pb. Pocket Mountains
The Munros, SMC
Maps OS Explorer 364 (1:25,000), OS Landranger 56 (1:50,000), OS Landranger 50 (1:50,000)
Accommodation Rowardennan Lodge YH 0870 004 1148
Bear in mind the seasonal wild camping restrictions on the east shore of Loch Lomond - see this www.ukhillwalking.com news item.
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Tourist info Tarbet (Loch Lomond) (08707 200 623); Ardgartan (08707 200 606); Drymen (08707 200 611)