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Ben Lomond in October

Ben Lomond in October

Postby donnycoll » Wed Oct 29, 2014 9:49 pm

Route description: Ben Lomond

Munros included on this walk: Ben Lomond

Date walked: 29/10/2014

Time taken: 4 hours

Distance: 12 km

Ascent: 974m

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Nice clear day at the bottom, no wind and dry.
Full car park so assuming it is going to be busy en route.
Passed a lot of people traveling in both directions through the walk.
Initial up hill was pleasant through the forest with lots of red and orange colours of the vegetation and trees.
Walked up the easier longer route which was nice, long rolling hills rather than steep sides.
When we got nearer the top the cloud closed in which brought the temperature down and the views all disappeared.
When we reached the top, it was busy but everyone there was enjoying the fact that we made it up and it was time for soup and a sandwich.
I walked the alternate route back, this was daunting as there was a lot of cloud and i couldnt see the route that far down the hill but the cloud cleared fairly quickly and opened up for some good views of the loch in both directions.
Its a steep walk down the hill but the views make it worth while.
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Re: Ben Lomond in October

Postby Silverhill » Thu Oct 30, 2014 8:11 pm

Gosh, how busy was that summit, on a week day! I agree it is a great hill. :D Yet got Ben Lomond to do via the Ptarmigan Ridge and yet got to get the views. Don’t forget to tick the hill on your munro map!
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