Beinn Dubh - Glen Striddle horseshoe, Luss
The circuit of the hills above Glen Straddle makes an excellent short hillwalk. The ascent up the grassy ridge rising from Luss is a delight and the views over Loch Lomond and towards the Arrochar Alps are superb.
Grassy hillwalking; some areas of peat on the plateau and some wetter sections of path lower down.
There is a large car park in Luss village, with a parking charge in summer. Head along the road in the direction of the centre of the village, almost immediately turning right towards the primary school. A path ahead ascends steps to climb up to a footbridge over the thunderingly busy A82. On the far side is an attractive house; go through the kissing-gate to its left. Once through the gate, immediately turn right over the stile and head uphill through the field behind the house, aiming for a gate below the woods.
Hillwalking in WinterPlease note that hillwalking when there is snow lying requires an ice-axe, crampons and the knowledge, experience and skill to use them correctly. All route descriptions and difficulties given here are for summer conditions and may not be suitable in winter. See our Winter Essentials page for basic information on the skills, techniques and knowledge needed for winter hillwalking.
Luss car park. Map and directions.
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