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Come early

Come early

Postby adechek1 » Sat Sep 10, 2016 3:29 pm

Route description: Ben Lomond

Munros included on this walk: Ben Lomond

Date walked: 10/09/2016

Time taken: 3.5 hours

Distance: 12 km

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This is a good, solid hike with a big reward at the top. No wonder it is so popular...

I came early in the morning on a Saturday. I was at the Rowardennan car park by 8 am (note: £3 for all day parking, and you need small change for the machine). There are toilets to use before the walk - it is a very nice convenience. I started at about 8:30 and reached the top at 10:20 or so. The path is a "highway" - even in poor weather and low visibility, it is entirely safe to follow it to the top.

I walked on a day after it had rained very hard. Still the path was dry. I would give the bog rating a "1.5" - compared to other places, there is really nothing to worry about. Of course, wear waterproof shoes, but even without that, you should be fine in dry weather.

Also a note: this is a great climb for kids, younger ones even. The path is safe, wide and there are no drop-offs anywhere except at the top.

Like said, come early...if you wish to be alone at the top. On my way down, I must have met over 50 people...who must have started at 9:30 or 10 am.
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