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Our visitor centres are currently closed. Our trails for walking and biking, as well as toilets and car parks, remain open. Plan ahead and enjoy your visit safely.

Rowardennan

Where we are

COVID-19 update

All FLS visitor centres are currently closed. Walking and mountain bike trails remain open, as do most toilets and car parks, but do check below for local updates for closures.

We want to ensure your visit is an enjoyable and safe one.

Make sure you follow the Scottish Government’s FACTS advice – helping to protect yourself, your family and your local community, and follow the Scottish Outdoor Access Code helping to keep Scotland beautiful.

An easy trail at the foot of Ben Lomond

Rowardennan, which nestles at the foot of Ben Lomond, is literally the end of the road. It's well worth the visit to enjoy the tranquil loch shore, magnificent views and the chance to take to the water or head for the hills. It also has a small beach that's perfect for paddling.

Guide map to Queen Elizabeth Forest Park (PDF 4.7MB)

Walking trails

Walking

Ben Lomond Memorial Trail

A gentle stroll to the shore of Loch Lomond, where there is a memorial sculpture to commemorate the Scots who gave their lives in the two World Wars.

Firm and smooth gravel surface throughout. Generally flat with short moderate ramps.

Easy trail grade icon
¼ miles / 0.3 km

Allow
¼ hour

More information

The granite feature was created for the Memorial Park by Angus sculptor Doug Cocker, in recognition of those who gave their lives in the service of their country. It stands at a stunning viewpoint over Loch Lomond and is the perfect place to remember and celebrate Scotland’s people, rich history and unique landscape.

Activities

Ben Lomond hill path

The hill path to the top of this iconic peak – with magnificent views over one of the country's most beautiful lochs – begins at Rowardennan. Find out more about the 8 mile round trip taking in a 974m summit at WalkHighlands.

Don't be fooled by the well-worn path leading up this mountain – this is a rough and strenuous route and suitable for fit and experienced walkers. Remember that even in summer the weather can change very quickly here, so be prepared.

Facilities & access

Toilets
Toilets
Parking (charge)
Parking (charge)
Easy-access facilities
Easy-access facilities
Picnic area
Picnic area
Tourist information
Tourist information

The public toilets at Rowardennan are open from Easter to October. The local hotel and hostel offer accommodation, food and drink.

Car parking charges

  • £1 for up to 1 hour
  • £3 for all day

Annual passes are also available to purchase from our Aberfoyle office:

  • £40 for cars
  • £100 for mini bus/coach

Getting here

The road to Rowardennan is well signposted from Drymen. The car park marks the end of the road, 12 miles from Drymen.

Using SatNav?

G63 0AR is the nearest postcode.

Public transport

There are no buses to Rowardennan. In the summer months, a ferry service runs from Tarbet and Luss on the opposite bank of Loch Lomond. Plan your journey at Cruise Loch Lomond.

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Phone
0300 067 6600 (option 2)
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