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Ben Lomond

Scotland’s most southerly Munro offers spectacular views of Loch Lomond.

Things to do

school visits

We welcome school visits at Ben Lomond. For more information, please see our Learning pages.

WALKS

Ben Lomond is a great place for scenic hill walks, enjoying nature and delving into history.

Whether you’re looking to conquer the heights or explore the woods and shoreline, there’s something for you at Ben Lomond. The Ardess Hidden History Trail starts around 700m north of the car park and is a great low-level walk for all ages and levels of fitness, providing an interesting insight to the human history of the area. You’ll also see the replica cruck-framed building – an example of the type of building you’d have found in this area several hundred years ago.

If you’re heading for the summit, check our Ben Lomond walk guide for recommended equipment to help keep you safe and make the most of the experience. The guide also gives the meanings for the local Gaelic names, including mysterious locations such as Faery Hill and the Bog of the Horses. The views at the summit stretch from Ben Nevis in the north to the Galloway hills in the south, and from the Ochil hills in the east to the islands of Mull, Jura and Arran in the west.

On the lower slopes, the Ardess Hidden History Trail leads you to some of the many archaeological traces of lives lived in the past. The trail also takes in some of the rich variety of natural woodland, where wildflowers abound and many species of birds can be seen, depending on the time of year.

You can also hire a ranger to help your group get the most from their visit. Contact the ranger service on benlomond@nts.org.uk to find out more.

Holiday accommodation

Looking for somewhere to stay? Our Ben Lomond Bunkhouse provides comfortable, self-catering bunkhouse accommodation for up to 10 people, whether you’re visiting to enjoy the general area for a while, or walking the West Highland Way. Visit our holidays website for more details.

Walks here

Ben Lomond Mountain Walk

Ben Lomond Mountain Walk

Difficulty
Strenuous
Time
4-6 hours
Distance
8 miles (13km)
Facilities
Parking and toilets at car park
Ardess Hidden History Trail

Ardess Hidden History Trail

Difficulty
Easy/Moderate
Time
40 minutes
Distance
1 mile (1.5km)
Facilities
Parking and toilets at car park

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