Rowardennan and Nearby
Welcome to Loch Lomond
Within walking distance of the lodges:
Rowardennan Hotel : Meals served until 9.00 pm in the Clansman Bar
Rowardennan Youth Hostel (From Mar to Sep ) Meals served until 8.30 – Licenced ! Best to book in advance 01360 870 259
Rowardennan is at the foot of one Scotland’s famous mountain Ben Lomond
Rising from the east shore of Loch Lomond to a height of 974m (3,193ft), Ben Lomond offers exhilarating walking and spectacular views across Loch Lomond & the Trossachs National Park.
The National Trust cares for almost 22km2 of land here, including the summits of Ben Lomond, Ptarmigan and Beinn Uird. The mountain is one of Scotland’s most popular hill walks, with over 30,000 people climbing to the summit each year.
Ben Lomond is one of the National Trust’s 46 Munros ( a mountain in Scotland with a height over 3000 feet) the most southerly Munro in Scotland.
Much of Ben Lomond is designated a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) for the range of upland habitats present from low to high altitude. The property is also tenanted as a sheep and cattle farm, and the Trust and tenant are working together to promote a balance between the grazing use and the needs of natural habitats and wildlife.
The area has a rich cultural and archaeological heritage, which you can find out more about through a visit to Ardess Lodge and the Ardess Hidden History Trail.
If you’re feeling energetic you could walk part of the famous West Highland Way
The 154Km (96miles) Route starts at Milngavie, passes through Mugdock Country Park, follows the shores of Loch Lomond, passing Ben Lomond, through Glen Falloch and Strathfillan, crossing Rannoch Moor, past Buachaille Etive Mor to the head of Glencoe, climbing the Devil’s Staircase, descending to Loch Leven before entering Lairigmor and Glen Nevis and finishes at Gordon Square in Fort William.
Or if you just fancy a wee trip on the water try Loch Lomond Waterbus – read more here