Ben Lomond, the most southerly of the Munros, is a cracking big lump of a hill situated within Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park. It is easily accessed from the village of Rowardennan where visitors can make use of the public car park, visitor centre and toilet facilities. Though long, it’s a popular route and as such a friendly one, owing to its relative accessibility and easy to follow and well-maintained footpath. Walkers are first led up through a pleasant forest section onto open hill, where beautiful views are exposed to the south over the loch. The path climbs gradually on, with some steeper sections and a short, steep push on the final ascent before the path curves around gently to the summit. On reaching the peak on a clear day walkers are gifted with some truly spectacular panoramic views – far into the mountains in the north, the Trossachs to the east, Arrochar Alps to the west and far back across Loch Lomond and its many islands to the south.