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Ben Lomond from Loch Lomond

6.9 miles, 1001 metres of ascent
Estimated time: 4h
A lot of people choose Ben Lomond as their last Munro to complete their round, from the summit on a good day you will be rewarded with extensive views in all directions.
This route starts from the Eastern shores of Loch Lomond, there are two ways to get there. The first is to drive, there is a minor road that takes you there, but access is not straightforward from any reasonable base for a break in the mountains. The other alternative is to take the ferry across Loch Lomond which makes this mountain more accessible, but it only runs in summer.
Start from the car park at the end of the road, there is a clear path that makes it's way through the forest North-East. This path soon emerges out on to the open hillside, the path remains good and follow it as it makes it's way up the line of steepest ascent up to Sron Aonaich. At this point the ridge opens out and the going isn't as steep. Shortly afterwards the path gets steeper again as you reach the summit plateau. This leaves the summit a short distance away to the North-West, there are a couple of subsidiary summits on the way but the high-point is marked with a trig-point (2h45m).
There is a slight variation on the return route, continue along the summit ridge to the North-west, but turn to the South-West as the ridge opens out to descend down over Ptarmigan. Follow this ridge down, there is a path and it brings you out a short distance to the North from the carpark. Alternatively, you can also return down the same route.
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