Walking Loch Lomond and the Trossachs
70 walks, including 21 Munro summits
A guide to walking and scrambling routes in the beautiful Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park. Over 70 graded low-level, mid-level and mountain walks taking in hills, glens and picturesque woodland, as well as all of the region's Munro summits. Highlights include Ben Lui, Ben Lomond, the Cobbler and the Arrochar Alps.
SeasonsYear round. Spring and early summer are the very best time for high and low level routes. Mountain routes under snow require winter hillwalking experience, clothing and equipment.
CentresAberfoyle, Callander, Lochearnhead, Killin, Tyndrum, Crianlarich, Loch Lomond side, Arrochar, Lochgoilhead. Daywalks can be reached by car from Glasgow, Stirling and Edinburgh.
DifficultyRoutes (which are graded 1-5 for difficulty) for all abilities, from woodland and lochside routes, to long mountain days, some of which are on rocky ground. The summit of the Cobbler is an exposed scramble.
Must SeeBen Lomond. Arrochar Alps and The Cobbler. Oakwoods of the Trossachs. Ben Lui. The Cowal peninsular, and the Fairy Knowe at Aberfoyle.
Guidebook to over 70 walking routes in the hills of Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park. The routes range from 1 to 17 miles, and are clearly graded for distance and difficulty, as well as dividing between low-level, mid-level and mountain walks. Each of the area's 21 Munros are included, as well as plenty of Corbetts and Grahams. From short, loch-side strolls suitable for all walkers, to long, challenging mountain routes with rocky scrambling, including all three peaks of the Cobbler, the Loch Lomond and Trossachs hills have plenty to offer.
The walks in this guide are divided into areas: the Trossachs, Callander and Loch Lubnaig, Balquhidder and Lochearnhead, Crianlarich to Inveraran, Tyndrum, Ben Lomond, Loch Lomond West, Arrochar Alps and Glen Croe to Loch Goil.
This guidebook includes plenty of background information on the area, practical information on getting to and around the region's walks, advice on accommodation, what equipment to take, when to go, as well as interesting details on the schist rock that makes the hills, and important information on access in the hills and on Scottish estates.
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Ronald Turnbull writes regularly for TGO, Lakeland Walker, Trail and Cumbria magazines. His previous books include Across Scotland on Foot, Long Days in Lakeland and Welsh 3000ft Challenges. He has written many other Cicerone guides, including Walking in the Lowther Hills, The Book of the Bivvy and Not the West Highland Way.View author profile
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