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Ben Lomond

Ben Lomond


Postby laurawills13 » Tue May 04, 2010 3:33 pm

Munros included on this walk: Ben Lomond

Date walked: 03/05/2010

Time taken: 5 hours

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Me and Kerr were walking up the campsies a few weeks ago and decided this year we would try and tackle as many Munros as we can. Ben Lomond was our 1st..... set off from Glasgow at 9 getting up to the car park about 10.15 (after a few wrong turns on the road up :) )..... it was a lovely day and the sun was shining most of the way (in fact ended up sun burnt!!!), i say the sun was shining i think we experienced all seasons on the way up (Hail, Snow, Rain, Wind, Sun).

It was really busy with other walkers as being a bank holiday and a nice day. the walk up was ok, few stops to take on water and a munch. As you get higher and look back over the Loch the views are amazing and the pictures dont do the views any justice. Sometimes you forget what a lovely country scotland is!!

The last bit up towards the summit was steeper than i imagined and the steep drops were a little daunting but it was totally worth it when you got up there.

If anything the walk down was a lot harder with needing to concentrate more on foot placement and also the pounding your knees and feet take.

Really enjoyed the walk and we are now planning on Ben Lawers as the next one :)
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view over back of Ben Lomond
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Kerry at top
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me at the top
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Re: Ben Lomond

Postby gammy leg walker » Tue May 04, 2010 7:40 pm

Nice pics lw,when you go and climb Ben Lawers go over Ben Ghlas 1st its on the way,then on way back drop down into Corie Ohdar to save you going back over Ben Ghlas,roughly 4/5 hrs car to car 8)
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Re: Ben Lomond

Postby laurawills13 » Thu May 06, 2010 12:48 pm

i have loads more pics just picked a couple.... That sounds great thanks, we are doing on the 17th May my birthday - cant wait
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Re: Ben Lomond

Postby walk aboot » Thu May 06, 2010 2:12 pm

Nice report :) . I'm heading up to Ben Lomond after work in couple of weeks, it makes a brilliant evening walk in the Summer months :wink: . Were the bluebells out yet at the start of the walk, or am I too early for thinking they might be?
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