Walking and Hillwalking

Whether you are hoping to bag a Munro or venture out for a gentle stroll and take in some scenery there are walks to suit all within easy reach of your lodge.

We have included some suggestions, links and information below.

Walking our grounds…

Please feel free to stravaig (/strəˈveɪɡ/ Verb; Scottish dialect ‘to wander aimlessly’) our wonderful grounds and beyond.

There are just under two acres of grounds for you to enjoy during your stay. There is a children’s play area near the end of the path in front of the entrance gate and you are also welcome through the opening adjacent to this…

…and onto Croftamie

Croftamie (1.37m/2.20km)

…Venturing through the opening next to the play area will take you through a small woodland area to a gate leading into a field. Crossing the field leads you to a very quiet farm track road. Go left along this road turning left will take you into Croftamie where you will find The But & Ben (licensed cafe).

Recommended for some light leg stretching and/or brunch.

Duncryne Hill, aka ‘The Dumpling’ (Ascent 88m)

Gartocharn (3m/4.8km)

Only a few minutes along the road towards Balloch from the lodges you will find a very small hill, locally known as The Dumpling. The hill has a relatively short ascent of only 88 metres however the view from the summit is spectacular and looks all the way north over Loch Lomond and onto the mountains beyond.

Most people head for the larger climbs meaning this is not normally busy and there is space for parking next to the gate at the beginning of the trail.

Recommended for stunning views without much effort.

Connic Hill (Ascent 350m)

Balmaha (5.6m/9km)

Connic Hill is a very popular hill in the Lomond National Park as it offers a fairly taxing climb with several accessible peaks and viewpoints along the way. Parking is in Balmaha and the beginning of the trail can be found a few metres from the car park.

The hill has recently re-opened to the public after extensive improvement work to the pathways and access to the hill. This offers superb views over Loch Lomond and a lot of the islands on the loch.

You will also be rewarded with some food and refreshments in the wonderful Oak Tree Inn directly opposite the car park if so desired.

Recommended for short or longer walks as spectacular views can be had near the start of the walk.

Ben Lomond (Ascent 990m)

Rowardennan (12.6m/20.3km)

No walking suggestions would be complete without mentioning a Munro. A short distance from your lodge is Ben Lomond; one of Scotland’s most popular Munros.

The mountain offers superb views all around and a great and challenging climbing experience. As with all mountains of this altitude weather can change quickly. The Mountain Forecast website contains a lot of useful weather information including base and summit forecasts.

The mountain is easily accessed from the car park near Rowardennan Hotel.

Recommended for those wishing to bag a Munro or simply a bit more of a challenging climb