Thinking of walking up Ben Lomond? Book in to walk the Rob Roy Way! The route begins in the beautiful village of Drymen and continues past Ben Lomond. The perfect opportunity to fulfil your goal of walking up Ben Lomond.
At EasyWays, we always make sure that our walkers are safe and have as much local knowledge possible whether you are walking the West Highland Way or the Camino Frances. We offer the best support and if in case of an emergency, we will be there to help! Walking up Ben Lomond is a once in a lifetime experience. Think of the beautiful views at the top.
Where is Ben Lomond?
Situated on the east shore of Loch Lomond, near the small village of Rowardennan. Setting off from there you can expect to reach the top of Ben Lomond in around four and a half hours. Known to be one of the easiest munros, the views from the top are like no other!
How Do You Reach Ben Lomond?
Thinking of incorporating a trip to Ben Lomond from the Rob Roy Way? The Rob Roy heads north, route passing through some small towns before reaching the end in Pitlochry! Heading from Drymen, Rowardennan is very easy to reach! Or, it is accessible in summer from a ferry, which leaves from Tarbet. Incredibly close to Glasgow, the easiest way to reach it will be by car, there is no public transport. However, if you are walking the Rob Roy Way it is incredibly close!
Why Should You Experience Walking up Ben Lomond?
Not only will walking up Ben Lomond make your experience of the Rob Roy Way better, you will be glad you did it! Yes, it is slightly out of the way, however, once start you will realise how lovely the surroundings are! Also, Ben Lomond is a Site of Special Scientific Interest and so, it has a range of inhabitants. On your way up the munro expect to see a mix of different birds, goats, butterflies and more!
Tips for Walking Up Ben Lomond in Winter
At this time of year, daylight hours are at a minimum. So, set off in the morning. Do not wait until mid-afternoon – chances are that it will already be starting to get dark! It is very dangerous to walk in the dark up a hill you have never experienced before.
If you are walking alone, make sure you tell someone! Our team at EasyWays offer emergency support for walkers, just make us aware of where you are going!
Take practical clothing – the Scottish winter weather can take anyone by surprise! A good jacket, boots that are worn in with grip and other things to make sure you are warm. Plan ahead and look at the weather, the terrain of Ben Lomond will different from the rest of the Rob Roy Way!
Here at EasyWays we like to make sure that our walkers are kept up to date with walking news and advice. Look at our last post about walking solo!
Interested in walking up Ben Lomond with the Rob Roy Way? To find out more, contact us today!