Saturday, 28 September 2019
Start time: 10:00
(Estimated finish time: 14:45)
Strenuous 8.7 miles / 14 km
Explore the Lomond Hills with Ben Dolphin, Ramblers Scotland’s president, journalist, blogger, countryside ranger at Mar Lodge and Walkhighlands columnist. https://twitter.com/countrysideben
If you have never walked with the Ramblers before then this is a fabulous opportunity to explore the popular Lomond hills in the safety of a group, enjoying good company and stunning scenery. This is a free opportunity for non members to explore walking with the Ramblers and all are welcome.
To register your interest in attending please email email@example.com by Thurdsay 26 September. Ramblers members are also very welcome, numbers will be limited so book early. Please state your membership number in the email.
"The Lomond Hills are my local stomping ground but they have so much to offer beyond the popular routes up the two familiar summits. This surprisingly varied walk takes in some of the lesser-known and more quirky features of the range, namely the Devil’s Burdens and the Bunnet Stane, before climbing the highest point in Fife for the impressive views from the top."
Exact location not specified
Start time: 10:00
This is a circular walk
NB – this isn’t the conventional ‘tourist’ way up West Lomond. There are good tracks for much of the walk, but the descent from the Devil’s Burdens into Glenvale is steep and pathless across open hillside.
One small section of the walk crosses some rough ground covered in bracken, and another crosses a patch of recently clear-felled woodland. The climb up from the Bunnet Stane to West Lomond is very steep and wouldn’t be out of place on some of the munros, so this is definitely a walk for more experienced folk.
Graded strenuous on account of some rough ground, a steep descent into Glenvale and an even steeper ascent up West Lomond.
Ascent: 460 m / 1509 feet
Designation: Community Forest, Regional Park
Theme: Wildlife, nature, Adventure
Give us a try!
This is one of hundreds of Ramblers group walks for all ages and abilities every week - all led by our experienced walk leaders.
You’re welcome to join us on any of our walks to see if the Ramblers is for you. Then, once you’ve enjoyed the views, fun, exhilaration and good company, it’s just a case of becoming a member.
Do make sure you're fit enough and have the right footwear and clothing for the walk you want to do, though. You can contact the group or leader if in doubt.