Ben Lomond

Meaning: Beacon Hill
Munro Region: Loch Lomond to Loch Tay
Munro Number: 179
Height in Metres: 974
Height in Feet: 3195
OS Map Reference OS Sheet 56; 367028
Description: Ben Lomond stands in a conspicuous position at the southern edge of the Highlands and deserves its name meaning beacon hill, for it can be seen from a long way off, and in its turn it commands a wide view across both the Lowlands and the Highlands. It rises in isolation above the east side of Loch Lomond, and is reached along the road from Drymen to Rowardennan. Although Ben Lomond appears from many viewpoints to be a conical hill, the summit is in fact a short level ridge curving round the head of the north-east corrie. 
The normal route of ascent starts from the carpark at the end of the public road just beyond Rowardennan Hotel. From there a path is followed north-east to emerge from the forest onto the broad south ridge. Continue along it for 3 kilometres to reach the narrow ridge which leads to the summit.

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