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a wee daunder up ben lomond
by jac the lassie » Sat Aug 23, 2014 3:30 pm
Route description: Ben Lomond
Munros included on this walk: Ben Lomond
Date walked: 23/08/2014
Time taken: 4 hoursRegister or Login free to be able to rate and comment on reports (as well as access 1:25000 mapping).
Wanted to get up a hill but didn't have a great deal of time so choose ben lomond.
Got to the car park just after 7 and me and the mutts quickly found the path behind the visitor centre. It's was quite easy going up the first hump.
They've clearly done a lot of work to fix the path and it's great. Really easy to follow. The weather was perfect! Cool but clear and the views where stunning!
2 hours later the top finally came into view, there's very few steep bits so the whole ascent is relatively easy.
Whilst taking in the views at the trig point I made the decision to go down the ptarmigan ridge. I had wondered if my greyhound would manage the scrambley bit (she's done little scrambles before, but has been defeated by boulder fields, so I'm always a bit wary), but looking over the side, it looked easily do able. At this point I met my first person I'd seen all morning! Nice fella from ayr (hiya)
After a wee chat I headed down. Mutt's took the scramble in there stride with me going carefully behind, only occasionally needing to use a hand to keep myself right. The ridge route is lovely and twisty. Great fun! Came to a wee lochan and let the dogs have a paddle.
The views over to the alps where stunning, so I stopped to share ma sandwiches with the mutts.
As I continued down, suddenly there where people....!
Then more people.........!!
Then when almost at the bottom.........
Alot of people...........!!!
Think I timed it perfect
by rockhopper » Sun Aug 24, 2014 10:27 pm
by Sarah86 » Mon Aug 25, 2014 12:56 pm
Lovely to see a greyhound out on the mountains, I have a whippet so have a real soft spot for anything with a pointy face
by jac the lassie » Mon Aug 25, 2014 4:49 pm
Nice to see I'm not the only one with a pointy nosed muttley on the hills
by simon-b » Mon Aug 25, 2014 9:54 pm
by jac the lassie » Mon Aug 25, 2014 11:27 pm