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Done this as part of the west highland way. This was by far my favourite part of the whole walk. It’s hard at times but also a lot of fun.

hiking
1 day ago

Moderate level with wonderful views at the top!

gentle start for the first couple of miles on tarmac and forrestry roads before heading on to the hill itself. A little boggy to start but soon dries out. pretty steep the whole way with several heart breaking false summits to contend with. A couple of tricky rock formations escalate this in my view to a harder than average Munro. A bit blow at the top but the views make it all worthwhile.
ample parking at the bottom along with a wee cafe and a nice pier on the loch.

scenic driving
2 days ago

in the lower part much midges today, but not up higher, because of the wind and rain. beautiful climbing, pretty rocky and steep. the views are beautiful even today when it was cloudy. the hike is a loop but up on the mountain difficult to find. going round is much more fun.

Nice view but not an easy hiking. Weather changing so fast so better be ready.

hiking
6 days ago

steep climb to the top whuch is well worth it just for the amazing view.

crowded at first, but once you get through the first part of the trail it not as bad. very beautiful, do CCW. Seems to be much easier going down the muddy steep incline. First half is going around the rock cliffs, second half is ridge walking on the table part and then ends with the steep muddy incline where you see people going up and down. lots of bugs and cattle

Better to go CCW. CW will put you going down the steep way. Some rock scramble. Easy enough for me with a bad knee. Beautiful views, worth the effort.

hiking
9 days ago

Hiked this as a “spur of the moment” thing when we visited the Scotland monument. Beautiful little walk.

hiking
9 days ago

Nice wee walk

All I can say is awesome!!! 5-6 hours top to peak and back. Ben Lomond is the southern most Munro (peak over 3000ft) and it’s all downhill from the top of Ben Lomond to land’s end in southern England. I took about 80 photos as view after view just kept getting better and better! Views of Loch Lomond one way...into the highlands and rolling hills the other way...and roaming sheep will photo bomb you!! :) And amazingly you’ll find them grazing 100m from the peak you just busted your butt hiking up! ;) Check the weather forecast and definitely pick a sunny day to go. Clouds and rain can quickly envelope the peak robbing your efforts of the payoff views...and making it a miserable, slow and slippery hike downhill on the quartz and granite rocky path. Great exercise! Calves will ache the next morning!! But wow. What a great hike! A must do! And awesome training if you’re thinking of attempting Ben Nevis.

walking
10 days ago

Amazing views! Took my 11 year old daughter up and we both took 1000 photos of Edinburgh! :) Do not skip this hike on a visit to Edinburgh! Second time here and stuck to the castle and art galleries and shopping last time. This hike honestly really made Edinburgh sing to me on a level waaay beyond the castle and sites. Do it!

beautiful views

beautiful views

Challenging yesterday afternoon with steady wind and gusts ~40mph. Great hike fantastic views on clear day.

Amazing experience and feeling to complete the highest peak in the Uk.
Weather went a bit mad which made it more difficult but would highly recommend

great hike I love this mountain beautiful is summer and winter but in the winter you need to follow you bearings as that snow under your feet may not have a mountain under it

hiking
16 days ago

Suggested by a local to climb clockwise vs the steps. The advise was great. More enjoyable to climb rocks vs. the hundreds of steps.

We had a great morning hike of over 3 hrs going up making the round on top and coning back. Lovely to take a swim afterwards in the lake.
Good views and scenery well marked path easy to follow

hiking
19 days ago

Brilliant walk - hard going but the views are amazing

Absolutely stunning views! I’d definitely recommend going on a clear day. The trail gets very muddy/slippery with a little rain and we were unable to see the Table when the clouds rolled in.
It gets pretty steep in some parts, but still manageable for even the inexperienced hikers like myself!

Good brisk walk! Take walking poles with you and a drink and some food - also be careful of low cloud cover when you are at the summit - I picked the wrong track down and had to traverse quite a bit to get back to the right track. Can be steep and slippery. Views are stunning when the cloud clears.

hiking
21 days ago

Nice easy walk. Took me half an hour to get to the top, not a major incline. Nice views but very crowded at the top.

hiking
24 days ago

Amazing hike...best to go CCW, so follow the path along the ridge to the right once on the main trail....do not go directly up the mountain. Word of warning, it gets very windy here and wet on the trail, so good footwear is recommended along with a light wind breaker.

24 days ago

Epic views, and not too strenuous.

on Stac Pollaidh

25 days ago

Spectacular! The views are awesome!

Epic views!!! Took us 5 hours to do the whole thing, but we stopped at the top for a beautiful picnic. Definitely worth the climb!!

Beautiful, rigorous, thrilling trail, with extensive scrambling.
Those without some climbing, or rout finding experience need not apply. Wet conditions add to the thrill, difficulty, and risk of serious mechanical injury and or death. Nice weather reduces these risks but does not eliminate them. Keep in mind you are in Scotland and mountain weather can change swiftly.
Those who push through will be rewarded with an experience of a lifetime.

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